Holy Cross is a different place than it was in 1968 when Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., '49 took it upon himself to drive around the country to recruit African American high school students to come to the all-male, primarily white campus. Today, the Class of 2015 is 25 percent ALANA*, and the College had an 18 percent increase in ALANA applications this year. Yet despite these strides, diversity is still a work in progress — and a clear priority for Holy Cross. Extensive campus-wide study and discussion over the past year led to the creation of a new leadership position, Chief Diversity Officer. The search for this person is under way.