Issues in Progress
on the Status of Minorities
The commission's Oct. 27 meeting continued discussion of Goodrich C.
White Professor George Jones' suggestions regarding minority faculty, staff
and student recruitment and retention that appeared in Emory Report (Aug.
25 and Sept. 2).
Members conferred about the attributes necessary in a senior-level administration
official who would have authority over issues concerning minority students
and faculty. Commission members and Jones still plan to meet with President
Bill Chace this fall to talk about their suggestions for minority recruitment
Discussion turned to the professional development fund, formerly the
travel fund. The commission plans to award 10 $500 grants to minority junior
faculty who travel to conferences at which they are presenters. Recipients
will be required to report back to the commission in some fashion to retain
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