Diverse Issues in Higher Education
by Amara Phillip
July 29, 2011
Part 3 of three-part series
In 2010, Dr. Lawrence T. Potter made history by becoming the first chief diversity officer of Allegheny College, a predominantly White, private liberal arts institution in rural, northwestern Pennsylvania. Here, Dr. Potter talks with Diverse about the challenges — and triumphs — of his new job.
Why did you take the job at Allegheny, over other potential opportunities you could have pursued?
I looked at three pathways: continuing down the road of private liberal arts institutions, looking at the HBCU path in terms of leadership and going back to where I actually got my start in higher education, as a third generation college student.
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