University of Utah Provost James L. Clayton has selected Dair L. Gillespie as the first recipient of the Administrative Fellowship for Minorities and Women.

Gillespie, an associate professor of sociology, was recommended for the position by Afesa Adams, chairman of a search committee and associate vice president for academic affairs.The fellowship was created by Clayton to give ethnic minorities and women faculty members the opportunity to enhance their careers through administrative services.

Gillespie will attend meetings of the Council of Academic Deans, State Board of Regents, Institutional Council, Academic Senate and Undergraduate Education Cabinet and will represent Clayton at ceremonial functions. She will also participate in the Harvard University Middle Management program and teach two courses during the year.

The fellowship will be awarded annually to a woman or legally defined ethnic minority who is a faculty member with tenure at the U.