MCAE, GLBTA office heads picked

Both directors will work within the Office for Equity and Diversity.

by Greta Kaul

The University of Minnesota announced the new heads of its Multicultural Center for Academic Exellence and its Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Ally Programs Office today. Both units are within the Office for Equity and Diversity.
Frederic MacDonald-Dennis will head MCAE, where he’ll be tasked with assessing staff and resources to find how to efficiently leverage the office to students of color, interim MCAE director Phillip Miner said in November. This semester, about 18 percent of the more than 30,000 undergraduate students are of color, according to University data.
Matthew Antonio Bosch, formerly chief diversity officer at North Hennepin Community College, will head the GLBTA office.

Rickey Hall, the assistant vice president in the Office for Equity and Diversity, previously told the Minnesota Daily that OED was looking for both candidates to be grounded in social justice with the vision and articulation to move forward.