Washington Examiner: Taxpayers help foot estimated $20 million for DEI at University of Virginia 45_Washington_Examiner_-_UVA_DEI

March 5, 2024 11:36 PM



By Gabe Kaminsky and Breccan F. Thies | Full article published at Washington Examiner

EXCLUSIVE — The University of Virginia’s sprawling efforts to expand the left-wing diversity, equity, and inclusion agenda cost roughly $20 million each year.

That’s according to a new analysis by the federal spending watchdog Open the Books, which obtained public records showing Thomas Jefferson’s UVA had at least 235 staffers in DEI-related roles in 2023. In turn, the public institution shelled out $15 million in compensation to these individuals combined, with another $5 million estimated to be paid in the form of benefits, such as healthcare and life insurance, the group found.

“With head counts in the hundreds and spending estimated at $20 million per year, the DEI infrastructure at UVA is funded with the equivalent of nearly 1,000 students paying tuition,” Open the Books CEO Adam Andrzejewski said. “Those are dollars not spent pursuing excellence within a college major field of study, but instead on radical ideologies and silly notions.”

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