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Shining a light on diversity

A push to make Portland State a more welcoming, inclusive and diverse place to work and study is paying off, a new campus report shows.

The 2014 Progress Report Summary on PSU’s Diversity Action Plan says the campus has made progress on key goals, such as producing global leaders and recruiting more diverse faculty, staff and students.

Accomplishments include:

Minority and international students now make up one-third of total enrollment, and a quarter of employees at PSU are minorities.

The University published the Diversity Action Plan in 2012 and set up teams across campus to work toward its eight goals. The first progress report gives ratings from "excellent" to "needs improvement" on each of the eight goals.

"I sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication of students, faculty and staff for moving the university forward on our diversity goals," says Jilma Meneses, chief diversity officer.

Read the full progress report and comment on the plan.