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Ohio State Employs Dozens of Diversity Staffers, and Nine Make More Than $100,000

The top-paid OSU diversity czar makes $265,000.

OSUKevin PayraviOhio State University employs at least 88 administrators whose job is to promote diversity and inclusion. Many are paid quite well: The top nine make more than $100,000 a year.

That's according to The College Fix, which estimates that OSU spends at least $7 million on salary and benefits for these employees.

"To put that administrative expense into perspective, about 750 in-state students could get a full scholarship for tuition and fees if those dollars were directed to student financial aid," the American Enterprise Institute's Mark Perry told The College Fix. "Stated differently, it takes the entire tuition dollars from 750 in-state students to pay for those 88 diversicrats."

As I noted earlier this week, a new study by a team of researchers at Baylor University found that hiring a chief diversity officer had no discernible impact on faculty diversity. But despite their lack of accomplishment, diversity officers often draw huge salaries. The OSU College of Engineering's diversity chief makes $265,000, OSU's vice provost of diversity makes $197,000, and the assistant vice provost of diversity makes $168,000.

In a post on AEI's blog, Perry pointed out that according to Education Department data, hiring of new faculty members has not kept pace with student enrollment nationwide, but the ranks of administrators have expanded by 139 percent. No wonder tuition is skyrocketing.

Photo Credit: Kevin Payravi

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  • 10percenter||

    Soooooo...what does a diversity administrator do? What are they responsible for, and what workload requires 88 people do it?

  • Hugh Akston||

    More to the point, how does on get in on this racket?

  • Juice||

    Step 1: Be diverse.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You don't have to actually be diverse.

  • Juice||

    Step 1: Identify as diverse.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Find me a straight white male assistant provost diversity office or higher at any school in the country. I dare you.

  • Trollificus||

    Step 1: Mince.

  • Hugh Akston||

    That's easy. My mom tells me every day that I'm diverse.

    On second thought, she might be saying "the worst"

  • Jerryskids||

    A diversity officer makes sure that the proper preferred pronouns are used to refer to others. It's *The* Ohio State University to you, bucko.

  • Pro Libertate||

    An Ohio State University.

  • perlchpr||

    Zxhie Ohio State University.

  • Rorschach||

    Bottom line: none of these parasites with words like "Diversity" or "Inclusion" in their job titles would be missed at all if they were all tied up together in a burlap sack and drowned in the nearest available lake.

  • perlchpr||

    That's not true. Some of them probably have dogs.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    *cats. Lots of cats.

  • Trollificus||

    I've seen some of them. There's some serious floaters in that crowd.

  • Flinch||

    It's alot of work to strip people of their individualism and supplant a group identity to promote balkanization and group think. I suspect that's why white guilt was invented: they had everybody else splintered into groups, but forgot about the whites years back. Now they too have something to be miserable about.

  • Ron||

    Whats really important today is that Burt Reynolds died, nothing else matters

  • DiegoF||

    Oh holy fuck I was just thinking about him; heard him narrating one of those TCM actor mini tributes to their inspirations (Spencer Tracy in this case). Lots of fun to watch. A real man's man for a kid to look up to! RIP

  • John||

    It makes me want to get an old Trans Am and go do doughnuts in Sudderman and McArdle's front yard. They don't make them like him anymore.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Do you really need an excuse to do that though?

  • John||

    True enough.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Part owner of the USFL's Tampa Bay Bandits, which was Spurrier's first coaching job.

    Always liked him and many of his movies--R.I.P.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    "To put that administrative expense into perspective, about 750 in-state students could get a full scholarship for tuition and fees if those dollars were directed to student financial aid,"

    So? Without the important work of full-time diversity specialists, those 750 students would be insufficiently diverse — too white, too cis, etc. — which defeats the whole purpose.

    As I noted earlier this week, a new study by a team of researchers at Baylor University found that hiring a chief diversity officer had no discernible impact on faculty diversity.

    That's unfortunate. The obvious solution is to give diversity officers more power.

    #LibertariansForDiversity
    #LibertariansForAffirmativeAction

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    The Social Justice Industry is a multi-billion dollar business... and it's completely unregulated...

  • Pro Libertate||

    ANTI-TRUST, BITCHES.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Look who decided to show up.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Seemed like an apt time to make an appearance.

    My daughter, who is homeschooled, has a Civics class. As a supplement, my wife is using the Tuttle Twin books. Last night, and this actually happened, my little girl came into the room I was in and yelled, "No taxation without representation!" Think they are reading a kid's version of The Law.

  • Longtobefree||

    On the other hand, a couple of hundred years of taxation with representation hasn't worked out all that well.

  • Pro Libertate||

    True, but she's just getting started.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    I'm glad to see instruction is going well in the Libertate compound. When does she get her first time at the range?

  • DiegoF||

    People this is what happens when you invite "diversity" into your society. History tells us it is NOT a stable or sustainable model for civilization. WAKE THE FUCK UP

  • Inigo Montoya||

    Ancient Rome was incredibly diverse, and it lasted for many centuries.

    I don't think diversity is a problem so much as idiocy is.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Perhaps some sort of licensing is in order.

  • DiegoF||

    Ohio State University employs at least 88 administrators whose job is to promote diversity and inclusion

    The administration of Ohio State University, built on stolen Native American land, is sending a clear message to its black and brown studentx: White Supremacy holds the power here.

  • Just Say'n||

    Also, notice how pronounced the O is in Ohio State regalia. That's a pretty blatant white power symbol or something that's totally not insane, but pretty clearly insane

  • perlchpr||

    Props to both of you. :D

  • Trollificus||

    It's dog whistles all the way down.

  • Just Say'n||

    It's so awesome that our tax dollars support the salaries of people with no discernible skills other than complaining. Why, they're just like congressmen, except even more useless

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    In a post on AEI's blog, Perry pointed out that according to Education Department data, hiring of new faculty members has not kept pace with student enrollment nationwide, but the ranks of administrators have expanded by 139 percent. No wonder tuition is skyrocketing.

    Camille Paglia talks about this a bit. She talks about a new caste in the university system on the administration side-- and identifies the administration as the source of the problem, not so much the faculty.

  • DiegoF||

    I've always been instinctively sympathetic to the "administrative" theory of the present rot in higher education. I have to avoid the temptation to turn it into a Grand Unified Theory, crowding out other causes to look for.

  • Pro Libertate||

    But your G.U.T. doesn't address gravitas. Is there a way to reconcile the Standard Model of Education with General Progressivity?

  • Nardz||

    +++

  • perlchpr||

    http://professorconfess.blogspot.com/

    It's all about this madness.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Administrative staffs have been outpacing instructor hires for years. Some of them are probably needed to account for the increase in 8th-grade-literate student admissions, but most of them are make-work positions that the deans can promote in public news releases to show how enlightened they supposedly are.

  • perlchpr||

    8th-grade-literate student admissions

    I gotta say, it's one thing I love about libertarians, they tend to be incurable optimists...

  • Flinch||

    Probably a function of the oversupply of higher ed. If they don't take on some of the excess masters/PhD's out there the employment stats look bad and it's hard to continue selling the game. Looks like the front end of a ponzi scheme collapse in the making to me. Love Camille's work - sharp as a tack.

  • damikesc||

    At least you get great bang for your buck, right?

  • Longtobefree||

    Well, any one of those diversity administrators could easily point out how offensive your use of the word 'bang' is. You are clearly both referring to the horribly traumatizing sound of a gunshot AND abusing every female within 100 miles.
    Without these administrators, you might never get accused, convicted, and tried for your offensive speech.
    And for extra punishment, you must write a 10,000 word essay on the horrible upbringing that caused you to use 'buck' instead of 'doe'.

  • perlchpr||

    And for extra punishment, you must write a 10,000 word essay on the horrible upbringing that caused you to use 'buck' instead of 'doe'.

    10,000 words to explain that 'doe' isn't a slang term for money. That's possibly cruel and unusual, zhir.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Written by one who isn't woke enough to know that 'buck' was slang for dark hued males. -1

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Making higher education more expensive is the best way to foster diversity.

  • Juice||

    RIP Burt Reynolds

    Smokey finally got him. He's making that Cannonball Run in the sky.

  • DiegoF||

    Robby, you may be poised for that Atlantic masthead we always give you shit about auditioning for. But you'll have to really up your "To Be Sure..." game if you ever want a job at America's most buffoonish publication.

  • perlchpr||

    Well, I mean, if he was invited, it's true that he had as much right to be there as anyone else.

    It's the people who invited him in the first place who should be ashamed of themselves.

  • grips||

    Ok, I may be changing my mind on this subject, and definitely not so I can cash in...

  • Dillinger||

    P.C.U. never gets old.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    And yet people wonder why college is so expensive.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Just get rid of all the administrators.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Getting rid of college would make it pretty cheap.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Could just give accreditation to the Khan Academy. It's free.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Khaaaaaaaan!

  • Pro Libertate||

    His is the superior. . .academy.

  • Trollificus||

    From Hells' dark syllabus, I strike at thee!

  • Vernon Depner||

    The easiest way to make college less expensive is to make student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy. That would collapse the whole scam.

  • Uncle Jay||

    Of course Ohio State pays nine of them over $100,000.
    How else are you going to waste the taxpayer's money?

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    Don't forget, Ohio State employees don't pay onto social security, there is a state plan. The benefits are real, and they're spectacular.

  • Vernon Depner||

    For now. In the long run, OPERS is as demographically doomed as public employee retirement systems all over the country.

  • ||

    Ohio State University employs at least 88 administrators whose job is to promote diversity and inclusion. Many are paid quite well: The top nine make more than $100,000 a year.

    All I can hear is that America is overrun by white supremacists.

  • Pro Libertate||

    To be fair, most of those administrators are white folk.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    They're the only ones qualified to root out discrimination.

  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

    Diversocrats ... I'm stealing that.

    In the name of diversity, of course.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    Is Baylor still an accredited university?

  • SIV||

    Best Bible College in the Lone Star State.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    Legitimate academia should never have begun to relax standards and to accredit the nonsense-teaching backwater schools.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    Conservatives, who turn a campus into a third-tier, censorship-shackled, nonsense-teaching, snowflake-coddling goober factory every time they get control, figure they should offer pointers to our strongest (liberal-libertarian, mainstream) schools?

    When right-wingers put chaplains off the public payroll, and stop engaging in across-the-board viewpoint discrimination at schools they control, I might begin to be interested in their observations about staffing at legitimate educational institutions.

  • Vernon Depner||

    Apparently Rev. Art is oblivious to the difference between public and private universities.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    Vernon Depner seems unable to understand the meaning of "on the public payroll." I blame a conservative education -- homeschooling, or perhaps backwater religious schooling.

  • Vernon Depner||

    I do understand the meaning, but you clearly do not. I don't give a shit if private colleges want to waste their money on the diversity scam. I care about state schools doing so because they're owned our governments and their diversity staff is "on the public payroll", and so I am a forced participant in their activities. Neither do I care if "right wingers" engage in "viewpoint discrimination" at their own private schools. I agree that government should not employ chaplains.

    BTW, I got a first rate public high school education—at a state university.

  • Eddy||

    For that much money, they better be buying a *lot* of diversity. Left-handed lesbian welders of color, gender-fluid immigrants from the Amazon basin, the whole bit. There should be so much diversity there shouldn't be any straight white cismale Republicans left on campus.

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