For the eighth year, UofL has been named a recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. UofL also has earned second-year-in-a-row recognition as a Health Professions HEED Award winner.
The Cardinals have proven leadership as a two-time Diversity Champion, a distinction given to institutions scoring in the top tier of all HEED Award winners. Diversity Champions set the standard for thousands of other campus communities striving for diversity and inclusion.
“We are honored by this recognition. UofL remains steadfast in our anti-racism commitment to provide education that is fair, just and true, and is inclusive of our multiple identities, but there is still much more work to do,” said V. Faye Jones, interim senior associate vice president for diversity and equity.
As a recipient of the annual HEED Award, UofL will be featured, along with 100 other recipients, in the November 2021 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
“The HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees — and best practices for both — continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “We take a detailed approach to reviewing each application in deciding who will be named a HEED Award recipient. Our standards are high, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being done every day across their campus.”
Other recipients of the 2021 HEED Award are:
More information about the 2021 HEED Award is available online here.
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