Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach praised the growth that the institution has seen since the year 2-thousand.
She noted that enrollment has risen from around 64-hundred students to just over 87-hundred.
In addition, she noted that minority and nonresident alien students she said has jumped by 227 percent over the last 17 years.
But, she added, the university needed to make a greater effort to bring more diversity to the campus.
She said, “The demographics of our state and our nation are changing. And, we must more effectively recruit more students. And the faculty, staff and students expect to see around campus from groups that have historically been under represented here. A diverse and inclusive community brings irreplaceable value to our educational experience and work environment and strengthens us all.”
Dudley-Eshbach also noted that the burden for the cost of the university has been born not only by the state but by the families of the students who attend the institution.
And she praised Governor Larry Hogan and state lawmakers for efforts to keep the increase in tuition costs to 2 percent for in-state students.