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TU bolsters commitment to diversity

The University of Tulsa is deeply committed to providing a rich and fulfilling college experience and is continually taking steps to ensure multicultural students and faculty are represented and supported across campus.

To that end, TU President Steadman Upham recently announced that Jacqueline Higgs Caldwell will serve as TU’s inaugural vice president for diversity and engagement beginning July 1.

Caldwell currently serves as associate vice president and director of Presidential Scholars Program and has been part of the TU family for nearly 10 years — first as a visiting professor in the College of Law where she taught torts, comparative and constitutional law, and then serving in an administrative capacity in the Office of the President.

“A much more diverse group of students will be coming to college over the next decade and beyond,” Upham said. “Many of these applicants will be the first in their family to attend college and some will need significant financial assistance to make their dream of a college education a reality.”

Caldwell will oversee efforts to put college within reach for promising students regardless of their background and to hire and promote a diverse faculty. Learn more about Jackie Caldwell.