Columbia Commits $100M for Faculty Diversity

The University recently announced that it is committing $100 million over the next five years for the recruitment and retention of professors who traditionally have been underrepresented in higher education, as well as for career-development programs aimed at helping underrepresented doctoral and postdoctoral students succeed in academia.

The $100 million commitment comes in addition to $85 million that the University has dedicated to faculty-diversity initiatives since 2005. 

“The aim is to develop new leaders and expand scholarship, initiatives, and programming to meet the needs of the University,” says President Lee C. Bollinger. “This is a long-standing initiative inseparable from Columbia’s identity and core values.