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Letter from the Director of Admissions 2003

Greetings Alumni and Friends of West Point.

Man how time flys when you are having fun!! My three years as the Minority Admissions Officer have come to an end and I am moving on to be the S3 for the 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry (the West Point garrison battalion).

Therefore, I will not only mentor cadets, but also ensure the Force Protection measures on post keep them safe.

The racial composition of the Corps of Cadets as R-Day (30 June 2003) is as follows:

CATEGORIES CL2004 CL2005 CL2006 CL2007 TOTAL PERCENTAGE
Caucasian
902
893
930
1029
3754
76.80%
African American
103
98
73
64
338
6.91%
American Indian
10
10
10
11
41
0.84%
Asian
72
92
80
93
337
6.89%
Hispanic
93
70
80
100
343
7.02%
Other
8
26
24
17
75
1.53%
Total Minorities
286
296
267
285
1134
23.20%
Total
1188
1189
1197
1314
4888
 

As you see, the major challenge remains recruiting, admitting and retaining African-American Cadets. Therefore, I highly encourage you to continue to support this important mission by referring at least one candidate each year.

The new minority admissions team is:

ADMISSIONS GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS
OUTREACH OFFICER
REGION
CLASS
PHONE NUMBER
CPT GAYLORD GREEN
Minority Admissions Officer
1993
845-938-5720
CPT Joseph Jones
Northeast
1999
845-938-8227
CPT Noah Johnson
Outreach XO
1999
845-938-5744
1LT(P) Diane Held '99
Far West
2000
845-938-5741
CPT Johnny Goff
Southwest
1999
845-938-8226
CPT John Thurman
Great Lakes
1999
845-938-5743
CPT Margo Mahan
Southeast
2000
845-938-5742


Ms. Maureen Velez remains the Cornerstone and Continuity of the section as the Minority Admissions Specialist. Without her I would not have survived the past three years. Thank You Maureen.

For additional assistance Ms. Maureen Velez at (845) 938-5727 or tm6945@usma.edu

GO ARMY! GO OUTREACH!

Jeffrey S. Simpson, '91

MAJ, CM
S3, 1-1 INF

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