The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington has launched a new program that seeks to increase the diversity of its student body. The Meet-Educate-Experience-Transition (MEET) Kelley program will bring two groups of rising high school seniors – one male and one female – from across the United States to campus this summer for a week of instruction, campus activities, and a case competition. Students must pay for their own travel, but otherwise the program is free. Students need to have a 3.4 grade point average in order to be considered for the program, which is targeted at African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans.
The MEET Kelley program is under the direction of Brittani Wilson, associate director of admissions at the business school. “I was always the minority,” Wilson recalls when she was going through school. “Being a first-generation college student and going through that process, I understand some of the thoughts that these students have and some of the barriers that they will have.”
Wilson is a graduate of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. She holds a master of public administration degree from the University of Kentucky.