The Dean is currently contributing $250,000.00 annually from the Central
Administration budget. Departments and major programs are each assessed an
additional $250,000.00. The Dean’s and departmental/programmatic
contributions have increased from the original $150,000 at the inception of the

Suggested distribution of funds per scholar are:

  • Individual salary support will represent 25% of salary to a maximum of
    $50,000.00/year for three years.
  • Start-up costs to be contributed will be 25% of the total start-up package to a
    maximum of $100,000.00 per candidate.
  • Any unused funds at the end of the fiscal year will roll over to be available for
    the next year.

The Faculty Diversity Scholars program will be evaluated for effectiveness by the
Senior Leadership Committee-DEI, Academic Affairs Committee and
Administration and Finance Committee every three years.