“I am proud that our efforts to improve diversity span the full spectrum.” - Dr. Rafael L. Bras, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Georgia Tech
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Staff Report The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) has presented its annual University Rising Star Award to the Georgia Institute of Technology for its commitment to providing successful outreach and support programs that address the needs of underrepresented minorities in engineering. Georgia Tech’s efforts in addressing such needs have traditionally received recognition from various sources. Diverse Issues in Higher Education, for instance, ranks the University No. 1 in multiple categories: engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to all minority students, engineering doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans, engineering doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanics and engineering doctoral degrees awarded to all …
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Professor Seletha Butler writes that the board of directors of companies should be more inclusive, reflecting “the demographics and composition of the global marketplace that the companies serve."
Saturday, August 25, 2012
In today’s globally competitive marketplaces, businesses are looking for any and every advantage over their competitors. According to Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Professor Seletha Butler’s article, "All on Board! Strategies for Constructing Diverse Board of Directors," published recently in the Virginia Law & Business Review, the board of directors of companies should be more inclusive, reflecting “the demographics and composition of the global marketplace that the companies serve.” “Diversity improves the governance of a board of directors for several reasons,” said Butler. In citing prior research, she references a number of reasons for diversity, including: “(1) access to and utilization of untapped talent in order to …