BMCC Ranks Number One in Nation for Diversity in Managerial Ranks

August 27, 2019

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) ranks first in the nation among two-year public colleges in terms of racial and ethnic diversity in its managerial ranks according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. The publication analyzed U.S. Department of Education data from 167 different two-year institutions around the country.

The diversity index indicates on a scale of 1 to 100 the probability that any two full-time managers at an institution were from different racial or ethnic groups in the fall of 2017, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education article.

Only full-time managers whose principal activity is administrative and not primarily instruction were considered in the analysis. The category includes titles in higher education such as presidents; vice presidents (including assistants and associates); deans (including assistants and associates); directors (including assistants and associates); department heads (including assistants and associates); and other managers.

“The diversity of our staff is a point of great pride for BMCC, creating our vibrant learning community and enriching the educational experience for all,” said BMCC Interim President Karrin E. Wilks.

BMCC was among four two-year colleges and five four-year CUNY institutions that ranked in their respective top-ten most-diverse managerial staff lists.

“Organizational and workplace research has conclusively demonstrated that diversity among managers boosts employees’ morale, fosters unity among teams and, ultimately, improves efficiency and outcomes,” said Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez in a CUNY news release.

  • Ranking of 167 public two-year institutions by The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Rankings are based on data from U.S. Dept. of Education
  • BMCC among four two-year CUNY institutions in top ten

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