Stetson University is raising $250,000 so they can hire a Ukrainian faculty member and offer four scholarships to Ukrainian refugees. There are a few things wrong with this plan, starting with the fact that it is illegal.
First, stating that you are going to hire a new faculty member, and that the faculty member must be from a particular country violates the law. The Civil Rights Act states that it is illegal to discriminate against someone because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age. That means telling someone that a position is open only to those from the Ukraine is against the law.
The next problem with this is more obvious. The claim from Stetson is that the $250K is to fund a one year scholarship for four Ukrainian students. Doing the math, it costs $62,500 a year to attend Stetson University?!?!
According to this website, ten years after their initial enrollment, the average graduate of Stetson University earns $45,400 a year. According to this website, the average high school graduate with no college earns $38,792. That means a 4 year degree from Stetson University will cause a person to earn $6,608 more per year, on average.
It will take 38 years of working to break even from what it cost to earn that degree. You will be 60 years old before you begin to see any real benefit from attending Stetson.