Challenging the Status Quo by ProQuest


Troubled at the time by the dearth of Black graduate students in her class at Kent State University, Kilkenny complained to the dean of graduate studies about the lack of diversity, but was later challenged to develop a program of her own aimed at increasing Black enrollment. [...] Kilkenny is discouraged by the lack of minority graduate students on campus - overall Black enrollment is about 6.7 percent, though its Black graduate student population is less than 3 percent - and says the university seeks to reverse this trend by committing a significant portion of its $1.5 billion capital campaign to fund grants for deserving minority students.

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