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Dean Royster and Professor Fox on Diversity

Jan 4, 2011 | Atlanta, GA

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  • Dean Jacqueline Jones Royster

  • Mary Frank Fox

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“I always invite people to take the long view,” Dean Jacqueline Jones Royster said when discussing diversity in the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine article 'Just Causes'. “When you really look at the difference between 2010 and, say, 1710, have we made a difference? You’re doggone skippy we have. When you look at the difference between 2010 and 1810 or 1910, is there a difference in the quality of life for women in this country and internationally? Yes. Is it consistently available or applied? No. Is there any sector where we’re done? No.”

Public Policy Professor Mary Frank Fox commented on Georgia Tech's faculty diversity efforts in the article. “I am very proud that Georgia Tech is one of the very few institutions with ADVANCE awards that have addressed tenure and promotion. Georgia Tech is one of the few institutions with an NSF Advance award that’s really gone to the heart of the matter,” Fox said. The NSF launched the ADVANCE initiative to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering.

Source: Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine - January 3, 2011

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