Racial bias plays role in hiring leaders at UC, CSU and California Community Colleges, report says

Racial bias plays a role in hiring for executive-level posts at all three of California's higher education systems, according to a recent report co...

November 24, 2022
10:32 PM

Racial bias plays a role in hiring for executive-level posts at all three of California's higher education systems, according to a recent report commissioned by education advocacy group College Futures Foundation — though one of those systems defended its record of diversity. The study — titled 'Whiteness Rules: Racial Exclusion in Becoming an American College President' — was conducted by research firm Bensimon & Associates and examined how the search for executive-level leadership within the University of California, California State University and California Community Colleges systems are structurally biased against people of color and women.

Christina Merino