UA Little Rock Public Radio (KLRE/KUAR) seeks to establish diversity in its staff and advisory/fundraising board that reflects the diversity of the population we serve. Referring to the mission of the UA Little Rock Diversity Council, KLRE/KUAR defines diversity broadly, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, gender, ability and sexual orientation. In concurrence with the Diversity Council, KLRE/KUAR seeks to create a diverse community within our workplace. KLRE/KUAR will enact these diversity efforts formally through its licensee, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, which is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To more adequately understand diversity issues, KLRE/KUAR will turn to the 2013 UA Little Rock Campus Diversity Survey.
As of September 30, 2014, KLRE/KUAR's gender/ethnic composition is as follows:
-Full Time Paid Staff (8 employees): 3 women, 5 men; 1 minority
-Part Time Paid Staff (9 employees): 5 women, 4 men; 1 minority
-Friends of KLRE/KUAR Board of Directors (19 members): 11 women, 8 men; 1 minority
(KLRE and KUAR are licensed to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, which has governance responsibilities that are not specific to or limited to broadcast stations.)
During the next year, KLRE/KUAR will seek to increase its diversity by participating in the following initiatives:
- Include individuals representing diverse groups in internships designed to provide meaningful professional level experience in order to reflect the diversity of our community and further public broadcasting’s commitment to education. KLRE/KUAR will seek these individuals by working with the UA Little Rock School of Mass Communication, speaking to journalism and broadcasting classes, and connecting with students through the Mass Comm listserv.
- Include qualified diverse candidates in any slate of candidates for the Friends of KLRE/KUAR Board of Directors. The Board Development Committee will be tasked specifically with recruiting diverse candidates.
- Work with the UA Little Rock Diversity Council in implementing a diversity training program for management and staff. KLRE/KUAR management will meet with the Diversity Council to coordinate this training project.