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WSB Diversity Initiatives Featured in Capital Times

by Marguerite Darlington Monday, November 17, 2014
The Capital Times recently profiled the Wisconsin School of Business’s efforts to improve diversity in both its faculty and its student body.

In the piece, titled “Business demands drive diversity efforts at Wisconsin School of Business,” Binnu Hill, director of diversity, quantifies the progress that the School has made in recent years: The percentage of underrepresented minorities enrolled has more than doubled since the 2006-2007 academic year.

“The aspects of you that make you unique, we value them," Hill told the Capital Times. "When students feel that, they want to be here.”

In addition to the increase in diversity within the student population, many of the new faculty hires the School has made in recent years will bring more diversity into the research initiatives conducted at the School.

“Diverse perspectives enrich the education of majority students,” said Phil Miller, assistant dean for research programs at the Wisconsin School of Business, according to the Capital Times.

“It’s a competitive marketplace; there are a lot of good MBA programs,” Blair Sanford, assistant dean of Full-Time MBA program at the Wisconsin School of Business, told the Capital Times. “To make the case you want to come to Wisconsin and get a great education and have a wonderful future, you can’t just open the doors and say 'We’re here.' You have to be responsive and ready.”

To read the full article, visit the Capital Times’s website.