From UC's Vice President of Student Affairs & Services and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Mitchel Livingston:
It has been called to my attention by colleagues that there is concern about fall enrollment for African American students on the Uptown Campus and the university’s commitment to diversity. The numbers cited in these reports reflect current enrollment numbers for the fall but are not inclusive of summer starts (students currently enrolled and will be enrolled fall quarter). While we have work to do, please know that these numbers are 8% greater than this time last year.
I invite you to join me on Tuesday, August 23, 12 Noon (location TBD) to discuss, in particular, the current status of projected enrollment for the fall, but more generally, our commitment to diversity.
I greatly appreciate your support for something that we all care deeply about.