Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Annual Report from the Richmond College Office of Registrar and Director of Admissions

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Annual Report from the Richmond College Office of Registrar and Director of Admissions

Description

This is the Annual Report from the Office of Registrar and Director of Admissions for Richmond College submitted by the Director of Admissions, Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., to President George M. Modlin for the 1970-1971 academic school year. That year, Richmond College had 1,345 students, which was a decline in attendance compared to the previous year that had 1,382. More than half of the student body, 53.8%, of students were from Virginia, but outside of Richmond They also had seven foreign students. 78 students withdrew after the first semester for either being academically deficient, transferring to the Business School, or graduating. 733 students were accepted but only 366 enrolled. The Registrar's Office had a 66% turnover in staff for that year. However, the writer wasn't surprised because of the low salaries of those doing clerical work. They hoped that the duties and purpose of the Registrar could be consolidated and centralized. Pollard also claimed that the college was not as popular with highly qualified students. The Office of Admissions received lists of qualified black and minority students from programs and organizations like Project Access, College Entrance Examination Board, and the National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students. The office also sent personal letters from the office with information about the University to black and minority students. A student committee suggested that the University needed an increase in publicity, have better information on financial aid, and use current students in recruiting. They concluded the report with recommendations and a proposed budget of $15,810, which was a $10,000 proposed increase in funding from the previous year.

Source

Annual Report from the Office of Registrar and Director of Admissions for Richmond College, 20 April, 1971, RG 6.2.4. Box 16 Folder 15, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1971-04-21

Language

English

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UA6.2.4.16.15-19710420.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Pollard, Thomas N., Jr., “Annual Report from the Richmond College Office of Registrar and Director of Admissions,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 10, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1621.