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Faculty Question How Rollins College Can Be More Diverse

There hadn’t been a single African-American professor leading her classes, she said after a moment at the private Winter Park school where 91 percent of the faculty are white. “Not even an adjunct,” said Barfield, an Apopka resident who is black and returned to school to study communications in hopes of starting her own public relations firm. What happened next on Friday was an honest – and sometimes uncomfortable – discussion as students like Barfield, professors and the school’s president discussed the lack of diversity at the predominantly white college.