U of M Regent Steve Sviggum asks if being ‘too diverse’ is cause of U of M-Morris enrollment decline


Jay Kolls of KSTP reports that Regent Steve Sviggum, U of M Board of Regents, asked if declining enrollment could be due to the University of Minnesota’s Morris campus being too diverse. Janet Schrunk Ericksen, Morris Interim Chancellor, said that she thinks that people would be surprised that our campus is so diverse. They feel isolated sometimes. From this perspective, the answer is no.

Later, Sviggum doubled down on his remarks on an interview on WCCO Radio with Vineta Sawkar.

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