Kaufman wins CALS Diversity Incentive Fund

Eric Kaufman, Dean Alan Grant

Eric Kaufman, left, and Dean Alan Grant

Eric Kaufman, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, was awarded the 2015 Diversity Incentive Fund for his proposal to bring a visiting scholar to campus to talk about diversity and inclusion initiatives.

The $2,000 CALS Diversity Incentive Fund is specifically designed to provide support for new, innovative, and creative approaches to raise awareness, engage learners, and change behaviors about diversity and inclusion within the academic community as well as the broader communities that the college serves.

Kaufman is going to bring Edward Romero, the chief diversity officer from Texas A&M University, Commerce, to campus for discussions with administrators, faculty, and students about recruitment and retention of underrepresented students.

Romero has a background in development of underrepresented populations in agriculture and improving the leadership of Hispanics in agriculture.

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