posted Mar 19, 2013 in ACADEMICS
The most diverse university in the United States last week extended an invitation to the president of one of the most diverse colleges in the Midwest. McPherson College President Michael Schneider was named the Diversity Research Center’s Spring 2013 Visiting Scholar at Rutgers university in New Jersey.
“We were delighted that President Michael Schneider, who has a reputation as an innovative and visionary leader in higher education, accepted the invitation to serve as Visiting Scholar for the Diversity Research Center at Rutgers University,” said Mark D. Winston, assistant chancellor and director of the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers.
“Michael’s public presentation provided an engaging discussion of the role of leaders in fostering diversity.”
On March 5, Schneider met with key administration and faculty at Rutgers and gave the keynote presentation on leadership and its role in diversity.
On March 6, he visited the business school at Rutgers to speak about entrepreneurship and leadership. Sharon Lydon, associate dean of the Rutgers Business School, interviewed Schneider in an “Inside the Actor’s Studio” style format.
“The visiting scholar program enables Rutgers-Newark to think creatively about our unique diversity and how we can use it to enhance teaching and research,” said Steve Diner, chancellor at Rutgers. “President Schneider’s visit proved enormously stimulating.”
The visiting scholar program at Rutgers was founded in 2010 to bring top scholars, public figures, and experts on diversity issues to Rutgers, which has been ranked by “U.S. News and World Report” as the most diverse doctoral degree-granting university for 15 years.