Diversity Spending on Campus


Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) employees at major public universities are growing in number and some even raking in massive SIX FIGURE salaries—all the while spearheading initiatives that experts say “create and enforce” political orthodoxy.

According to a Heritage Foundation report, promoting DEI has become a primary function of higher education, with DEI staff making up an average 3.4 positions for every 100 tenured faculty.

Additionally, a Fox News report revealed that the universities of Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, and Illinois, plus Virginia Tech, boast some of the highest-paid DEI staffers at public universities — with top DEI employees earning salaries ranging from $329,000 to $430,000.

These numbers easily surpass the average pay of these colleges’ full-time tenured professors.

Take for example Robert Sellers, the University of Michigan’s vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. He receives a salary of nearly $431,000 a year for “advising the president on university wide activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Compare that to Michigan’s full-time professors bringing in an average salary of around $174,000, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Given that the goal of America’s public universities and colleges is to provide our college students with a quality education, these numbers are clearly bloated.

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