Trey Wright, Kaye/Bassman Managing Partner, Featured in The Washington Post, Nikole Hannah-Jones’s Tenure Saga Highlights Lack of Black Journalism Instructors, Students Say
By: Lateshia Beachum
Plano, TX | 7/16/2021
Rising college senior Charity Cohen awoke Tuesday in her Whitsett, N.C., home to a call from her father, who had disappointing news.
Acclaimed reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones announced on “CBS This Morning” that she was heading to Howard University instead of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ending a months-long battle with UNC’s board of trustees, which stalled in offering her tenure.
Colleges and universities are trying to hire more people from underrepresented groups, according to Trey Wright, a managing partner at executive search and recruitment firm Kaye/Bassman International Corporation. But the result of that work probably will take time, especially at larger institutions where more stakeholders are tasked with approving decisions.