Harvard University will hire a paid fellow to assist with outreach to the LGBT community in the spring 2019 semester.

The decision comes after years of requests by student groups to allocate more resources to making LGBT students feel more welcome on campus, according to The Harvard Crimson. Harvard has not yet disclosed the “BGLTQ” fellowship’s salary.

Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences made the choice to hire such a fellow following the decisions of other prestigious American institutions, including, Yale, Brown, MIT, and Princeton, to hire fellows with similar objectives.

An LGBTQ student group at the graduate school advocated for the recruitment of the fellow
I understand one of the candidates is a Mr. Ben Dover from California