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KU hires director of multicultural affairs

July 26, 2012

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Kansas University has hired an administrator from Colorado State University to serve as its next director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Blaine Harding has served for the previous decade as director of advising, recruitment and retention for CSU’s College of Liberal Arts and as the university’s pre-law adviser. He started in his new role at KU on July 2.

He has a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary communication from the State University of New York at Brockport and a master’s degree in 19th century American history from Colorado State.

The multicultural affairs office provides academic support, diversity education, and other programs and activities at KU and the surrounding community.

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oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 8 months ago

What is interdisplinary communication.. It's such a big word!

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Mike Ford 1 year, 8 months ago

archie bunkers know college and diversity (laugh).....

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yourworstnightmare 1 year, 8 months ago

Universities are inherently multi-cultural institutions, and I am not opposed in theory to having a director of multicultural affairs.

Problem is, I can never figure out what people in these positions actually do.

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toe 1 year, 8 months ago

Now you will need to fill a mufti-cultural affairs officer position at KUAD. I am appalled at the lack of multiculturalism in sports. Football that allows you to use your hands!

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jimincountry 1 year, 8 months ago

WHY?! Should have hired a woman and enlisted her in the Women's Studies Program too.

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Eybea Opiner 1 year, 8 months ago

"The multicultural affairs office provides academic support, diversity education, and other programs and activities at KU and the surrounding community."

"Diversity education.....the surrounding community?"

No thanks, KU. Keep this worthless activity on campus. Another good reason to cut funds to so-called "higher" education.

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Clara Westphal 1 year, 8 months ago

KU needs to replace some of the professors they let go instead of this useless position.

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FalseHopeNoChange 1 year, 8 months ago

Blaine can start with KU's complex 'Gay Pride' culture understanding "Chick Fil-A."

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Lynn731 1 year, 8 months ago

What a total waste of taxpayer money.

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rogerman 1 year, 8 months ago

I'm pretty sure that kansasplains1 is the reason KU needs an office of Multicultural Affairs. If you don't know the purpose of the office, don't comment.

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Jon Jambor 1 year, 8 months ago

Dear KU student: Next time you bemoan the high tuition, consider that the administration is filled with people in similar, totally useless positions. How does someone in this position help you get a job when you graduate? I don't think a prospective employer will be impressed with "Sensitive to Multicultural Affairs" on your résumé.

In PC speak "Multicultural" = "Anything but White".

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Lawrence Morgan 1 year, 8 months ago

The Administrator of Multicultural Affairs needs much more than a degree to properly handle his job. I don't see any of that here!

We need people who are skilled in the ways of the world, and knowledgable from personal experience - not another person who has spent their past years director of advising, recruitment and retention for CSU’s College of Liberal Arts.

Who made this hiring decision? What languages does he speak? Where has he been in the world???

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