UI Chief Diversity Officer Georgina Dodge said the Dream Act is "a no-brainer" but said the law wouldn`t necessarily have huge a effect on the UI.Georgina Dodge is an African-American with a Ph.D in English, [Resume (PDF)]who is the first ever Chief Diversity Officer at the U of Iowa—Iowa is a non-diverse state. Dr. Dodge`s personal storyÂ is a tremendous success story in education, compared to the average African-American. After leaving the US Navy, she earned a BA, an MA, and a Ph.D.
"It`s important to keep in mind that the Dream Act is going to affect a handful of people," she said. "It`s not as though lots of people are banging on the door to get into college."[UI administration mum on immigration bill, By Adam B Sullivan, December 06, 2010]
Now she`s an officer of the University of Iowa. "Chief Diversity Officer" is nearly a reserved occupation for minorities—take a look at the Board of Directors [Photos]for the National Association Of Diversity Officers In Higher Education to see what I mean. The Board is very largely black, with Hispanics a close second, and regular whites way down there.(The kind of thing the EEOC would be looking into if went the other way.)
Here`s the question Dr. Dodge should be asking herself—if the DREAM Act passes, will anyone want a Chief Diversity Officer who doesn`t speak Spanish?