Letter from Dewey E. Dodds to W. Carter Younger

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Letter from Dewey E. Dodds to W. Carter Younger


This March 31, 1980 letter is from Dewey E. Dodds, Director of the Office for Civil Rights Region III (OCR) of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), and is addressed to University of Richmond's legal counsel W. Carter Younger of the law firm McGuire, Woods and Battle. The letter acknowledges the receipt of the University's revisions to its Affirmative Action Plans and 504 Transition Plan for the graduate school and the T.C. Williams School of Law. The Affirmative Action Plans were all approved at a meeting on March 25, 1980, except for "segments concerning recruitment and financial aid." OCR made a number of recommendations including: 1. That the university state how the recruitment process would occur, 2. That the university consider "using black and minority students in off-campus recruiting trips", 3. That the university should contact local corporations "with a high percentage of minority employees" to encourage employees to attend the MBA program, 4. Rewording the financial aid section to "indicate how financial aid will be used as an inducement in the recruitment process." Carter and Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. William Leftwich had agreed to these recommendations, and the university was now in voluntary compliance with Title VI. Other compliance issues mentioned included accessibility changes for individuals with disabilities. This notice of compliance was forwarded to Leftwich by Eva S. Tashjian-Brown with a cover letter on April 16, 1980.


Letter from Dewey E. Dodds to W. Carter Younger, 31 March 1980, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 5 “U.S. Government - HEW - Civil Rights "Compliance Review" (April 1979), University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.










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Younger, W. Carter, “Letter from Dewey E. Dodds to W. Carter Younger,” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed July 12, 2024, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2225.