Business & Government

Diversity At The Bush School

May 23, 2018


By Lauren Holtmeier, Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service 

The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University strives to create principled public servants for the future.

The Bush School is also dedicated to ensuring the presence of diverse voices in this esteemed group. One of the most diverse student bodies at Texas A&M, Bush School students hail from 38 states and 26 different countries. Additionally, there are 15 Fulbright scholars currently studying at the Bush School.

Students from around the world in Bush School’s 2018 and 2019 classes were asked what diversity and inclusion mean to them. Their responses are available on the Bush School website.

In 2016, the minority enrollment at the Bush School reached 24 percent. Initiatives at the Bush School, such as the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the International & Connections Committee within the Bush School Student Government Association, work to ensure diverse voices at the school are heard.

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee hosts regular brown bag lunch talks that feature various guests who talk about diversity with students, offering insight on the importance of including diverse voices. Last year, John Quiñones, host of ABC’s What Would You Do?, was the featured guest at one of these talks and gave an additional talk to a larger audience of students. Other efforts by the committee include the Diversity & Inclusion spotlights that feature students who come from various backgrounds speaking about why diversity matters to them. These spotlights serve as a way to further highlight diversity within the student body and as a way for current students to learn about their classmates.

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