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CFANS works for diversity through new staff members

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota, historically a majority-white college, hired two staff members last semester who are out to change how minorities are represented in the school.

Sandra Mitchell and Joseph Ballard II were hired last October to fill positions focused on diversity within CFANS.

Mitchell, CFANS’ intercultural education program specialist, filled an open position focused on helping faculty and staff understand and accommodate students of all cultures.

Ballard serves as the department’s coordinator for diversity retention and recruitment, a new position that involves working directly with disadvantaged students.

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