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A Race to Find Diverse Candidates

November 1, 2023

In the News

President and CEO Ericka Miller recently spoke with Liann Herder at Diverse Issues In Higher Education about how anti-DEI legislation is affecting search. So far, 22 states have introduced legislation targeting DEI initiatives and institutional practices. 

“Where I draw hope that we can reach common ground is on behalf of students, because that’s what we’re talking about here: serving students well….Opening doors to young people, making education affordable for low- and middle-income or first-generation students, this is the common ground. Wherever you are on the political spectrum, there’s consensus that these are important goals, so, stressing that common ground is a way for us to move forward productively and ensure that leaders who are well equipped to help institutions achieve these goals find themselves in these important positions.” 

In spite of these legislative restrictions, Isaacson, Miller continues to build “diverse candidate pools, in some ways just as diverse as they were prior to recent legislative actions.” Since our founding in 1982, we have been committed to strengthening and diversifying the leadership of the civic sector nationwide. Our commitment to identifying leaders, staff, and faculty who lead with inclusivity as a priority remains strong. 

Read the full article here.

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