There are over 100 languages spoken at Queens College. It is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the United States.
So how can other colleges, universities, and companies across the country become more proactive in their diversity efforts?
Frank Wu is the first Asian American President of Queens College in New York. He is also the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White.
On this episode of Student Housing Matters, Frank joins host Brittany Pieper to discuss his immigrant roots, his experience in higher education, and his vision for the future of Queens College.
Frank shares his insights on the rise in violence against Asians since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as how Queens College believes in diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students.
Listen in to hear more from Frank Wu and how Queens College prioritizes students by ensuring the education works for them, not the other way around.
Frank’s immigrant roots and educational history
The diversity of Queens College
Why Frank still believes in American higher education as the engine of the American dream
Why Queens College prioritizes flexible schooling options for students to ensure everyone can achieve their goals
Why it is crucial to have a residence hall on campus
How students at Queens College can and are encouraged to explore multiple education programs
Frank’s book Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White
The racism and violence Asians face on a daily basis, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic
The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion
How companies can invest in their personnel and become more in touch with their employees
Connect with Frank Wu
Frank on LinkedIn
Connect with Brittany
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Brittany on LinkedIn
Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, by Frank Wu
Queens College on LinkedIn