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Minority Recruitment and Retention

Resource type: Grants

Granted to Rice University


To support an enhanced minority recruitment and retention effort, particularly in engineering and natural sciences. Specifically, funds would be used to fill the newly created position entitled Associate Dean for Recruiting and Retention. This person would provide leadership and direction for all university-level minority programs, compile information about existing minority efforts, coordinate graduate minority recruiting, assist in enhancing undergraduate recruiting, assist with minority counseling, initiate new programming, seek outside funding for minority programs, and serve as a visible beacon for minority students.

Grant Amount


Year Awarded



36 Months

Related Resources


Higher Education

Global Impact:

United States

Historical Programme Affiliations:

Higher Education

Foundation Center Themes:

Equal Opportunity in Education, Universities

Foundation Center Approaches:

Recruitment & Retention, Student Aid, Curriculum Development