I was disappointed to read that one of the arguments the Director of Human Resources for Carroll County Public Schools makes for the lack of diversity in their workforce is because they "pull from places like McDaniel College." ("Hiring disparity remains an issue," Oct. 29)
In actuality, McDaniel's student body comprises about one-third students of color, which aligns with similar universities across the state. Our campus is certainly far more ethnically diverse than Carroll County itself. We are also proud of our role in helping to boost teacher diversity in Howard County Public Schools with the nationally recognized Teachers for Tomorrow initiative and also of our Educator's Legacy Scholarship for all children of K-12 and community-college educators, particularly since many of these students plan to follow in their parents' footsteps.
McDaniel has a tradition of producing top educators, and we continue to look for ways to not only bring more ethnic diversity to our campus as a whole, but also as we recruit students for our teacher-preparation program. We would much prefer to offer assistance to the county in diversifying their work force rather than inaccurately being blamed for it.
Dr. Roger N. Casey