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Release: July 9, 2001

UI is listed among colleges with best support for diversity

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- In a national survey of high school guidance counselors, the University of Iowa is recognized among the top "schools that support diversity." The counselor survey is part of the Newsweek/Kaplan College Catalog 2002, now available in bookstores. Excerpts from the survey will also appear in the Kaplan/Newsweek How to Get into Colleges newsstand publication available in August.

Joe Coulter, UI associate provost for diversity and director of Opportunity at Iowa, was pleased to learn that the university's diversity efforts had been recognized nationally.

"Opportunity at Iowa and the Office of the Provost have worked hard over the years to recruit, retain and graduate a diverse undergraduate student body," he said. "We could not have achieved this national recognition without the team work and success of the Office of Admissions, the Enrollment Management Committee, and the Offices of Student Life and Support Services, as well as the undergraduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts and College of Engineering."

Coulter noted that the UI's strategic plans, implemented and led by UI President Mary Sue Coleman and Provost Jon Whitmore, have always put a high priority on maintaining and enhancing a culturally diverse and inclusive university community.

EDITORS: Press contact at Kaplan is Lori Duggan Gold, 212-492-5903. For a review copy of the College Catalog, contact Lori DeGeorge at or 212-698-1272.