Florida governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, has asked Florida’s public colleges to report on the costs associated with diversity, equity and inclusion programs, The Tallahassee Democrat reported.
He asked last month, and his administration released the request Wednesday.
The memo also asked institutions to include the number of positions and amount of funding dedicated to each program as well as how much of that cost is state funding. The deadline for responses is next Friday.
In his inaugural to a second term Tuesday, he criticized “woke ideology” and suggested that he would focus on higher education. “We must ensure that our institutions of higher learning are focused on academic excellence and the pursuit of truth, not the imposition of trendy ideology,” DeSantis said.