UConn Seeks $3 Million ‘Chair For Inclusion Within The College Of Engineering’

The College Fix has this scoop:

The University of Connecticut will hire a new engineering professor focused on “inclusion,” following a $3 million donation.

The public university’s “Vergnano Endowed Chair for Inclusion within the College of Engineering” stems from the work of the Vergnano Institute for Inclusion at the college, according to a university news release. The donation came from couple Mark and Betsy Vergnano.

UConn provided few details when asked if the professor would be teaching classes about “diversity, equity, and inclusion” and engineering.

Spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz directed The College Fix via email to a board of trustees’ memo on the new position. It stated the professor should have a “consistent record of demonstrating leadership and fostering excellence towards inclusive instruction, research, and outreach within the College’s academic community.”