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UAB recognized as diversity champion in higher ed

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  • September 14, 2018

diversity champ 492x369INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest publication and website in higher education today, has recognized UAB as a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient and a Diversity Champion for 2018.

"UAB is a visionary leader among institutions of higher education striving for inclusive excellence throughout their campus."

As a recipient of the annual HEED Award, which recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, UAB will be among those featured in the November 2018 edition of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Selected institutions — those that rank in the top tier of HEED Award recipients — also are recognized as Diversity Champions for an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout campus communities, across academic programs and at the highest administrative levels. Diversity Champions set the standard for thousands of other U.S. college campuses striving for inclusive excellence.

“UAB is a visionary leader among institutions of higher education striving for inclusive excellence throughout their campus,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “It exceeds everyday expectations by developing successful strategies and programs that serve as models of excellence for other higher education institutions.”

“UAB is honored to be among this select group of colleges and universities named Diversity Champions,” said UAB President Ray Watts. “Earning this award is a testament to UAB’s longtime commitment to diversity and the outstanding work of our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Diversity is among the core values that drive our policies, strategic planning and ongoing success, and UAB is pleased to be recognized as a national model for these efforts.”

“We strive every day to create an even more inclusive environment for our students to learn and grow,” said Paulette Patterson Dilworth, vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UAB. “Diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded in our ideals of academic excellence and the commitment to prepare students for life in an ever-changing global society.”