Florida College System presidents issue statement of support for DeSantis anti-DEI measures

Florida College System presidents issue statement of support for DeSantis anti-DEI measures

The presidents of 28 Florida College System (FCS) members issued a joint statement during Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting in support of measures Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken to audit diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) expenditure in Florida’s higher education institutions.

Led by Dr. John Avendano, president of Florida State College of Jacksonville, the statement details a belief that higher education institutions have ideologically strayed from traditional DEI programs. Avenado claims the original initiatives serve to “increase diversity of thought” and “elevate the enrollment and success of underrepresented populations.”

The statement also frames ongoing DEI services as a means f...

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