Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations

Published: October 4th, 2002

Category: Memos

David R. Colburn, Provost

In 1997 the University of Florida established the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR) as a multidisciplinary center for the study of racial issues, and in 1998 the Center was approved as a Type II university center by the Board of Regents. The Center originated from a group of faculty at the Levin College of Law and is housed there, but it has functioned with the support of faculty throughout the university as well as community leaders locally and across the state. The university is now in the process of a search for a new director, and has committed additional support for this critical mission. Three outstanding candidates have been identified and will be visiting campus during the next six weeks, and we encourage you to participate in the recruitment process. The candidates are Professor Jerome Culp of Duke University; Professor Richard Delgado of the University of Colorado; and Professor Katheryn Russell of the University of Maryland. All are outstanding scholars with national reputations that we hope will take the important work of this center to a new level, and establish the University of Florida as a leader in the process of affirmative change and real progress in race and race relations.

If you have any questions, please contact David Richardson, Chair, Appointments Committee, 392-2218 or

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