The Presidents Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM)
has extended its membership nomination deadline to May 13, chair
Brenda Seiton said at the groups April 22 meeting in 400 Administration.
Nomination letters and forms will be mailed to deans and department
heads, and Seiton encouraged current PCSM faculty members to nominate
their peers. She also said the group still is accepting essays from
all students for PCSMs annual writing contest and that she
has given specific departments information about the contest.
Seiton said the group needs to focus on creating a project timeline
for its diversity study during the upcoming summer, so that its
proposed spring 2003 diversity issues conference can be planned.
Vera Dixon Rorie said President Bill Chace has approved Emorys
participation in the Harvard Graduate School of Educations
National Campus Diversity Project and asked her to be the contact
person for the project. The project will examine 15 colleges and
universities that are doing exemplary jobs of recruiting, admitting,
retaining and promoting the achievement of undergraduate minority
From the data collected, project leaders intend to create a practice
model for other universities to consult for attracting and retaining
minority students. Representatives from the study were scheduled
to visit Emory April 25 to meet with administrators, faculty, staff
and students, including PCSM members.
This was the last scheduled PCSM meeting of the school year. Regular
meetings will resume in September.
you have a question or concern for PCSM, e-mail Brenda Seiton at