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New USCG Superintendent Pushes For Inclusivity

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Rear Adm. William G. Kelly became the 42nd Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London in May.
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Rear Adm. William G. Kelly became the 42nd Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London in May.

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy's new superintendent says he plans to create a more equitable and inclusive campus.

Rear Admiral William G. Kelly was appointed in June amid a congressional probe into the campus' handling of discrimination and harassment complaints.

He told The Day of New London that the academy has made progress regarding student body diversity, but he questions if the campus is inclusive.

The New London school was the first U.S. service academy to undergo a process called the Equity Scorecard. It revealed discrepancies in retention rates, disciplinary action and academic performance.

Kelly says he also hopes to gain insight into the academy's culture by co-teaching a course on morals and ethics.