Missouri State University spent an estimated $40,000 of taxpayer money to pay a group of attorneys to investigate whether its vice president of diversity and inclusion was discriminated against because he is black, a claim the executive at the public university made via a friend and a Change.org petition.
Please, discriminate against me next!
a) His salary is $120,402 (a little less than other VPs, but still $20,000 more than the average salary for diversity VPs);
b) His division’s operating budget was increased from $280,456 in 2013 to nearly $400,000 this year;
c) The university paid $180,000 to renovate Coopwood’s office suite;
d) and in sum, the public university has spent about $1.2 million on various diversity initiatives in recent years.