OSU and minorities

Tuesday, July 29th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Oklahoma State University is doing its part to become a more diverse campus. Right now the enrollment of African-Americans at the University is the same that it was 30 years ago. And only eight of the 1,000 professors are African-American.

Some say that's not enough and something needs to be done. Jason Kirksey PhD, OSU Political Science Professor, "I've had students say to me, told students not to come here, felt racially insensitive."

OSU President David Schmidley is taking steps to hopefully change that. A new cabinet position has been created for Institutional diversity and Martin Luther King Jr. day was added as a paid holiday for the staff.