UT awarded 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

December 30, 2015 | News, UToday
By Samantha Watson

The University of Toledo has a strong commitment to diversity, and a recent award shows that dedication hasn’t gone unnoticed.

UT is a winner of the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. It is the third time that UT has received this award.

diversity award“Being recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity is really rewarding and encouraging for us,” said Dr. Shanda Gore, associate vice president for equity, diversity and community engagement, and chief diversity officer. “Every day, we are involved in initiatives for diversity that have a positive impact on our students, faculty, staff and broader community. It’s nice to have that hard work recognized, and it encourages us to continue making a difference.”

UT was featured in the magazine’s November issue along with the other winners of this year’s award. The magazine includes thought-provoking news and feature stories on matters of diversity and inclusion across higher education and beyond.

“The Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “Our standards are high, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being accomplished every day across a campus.”

For more information about UT’s ongoing efforts for diversity, visit utoledo.edu/diversity/oed. For more information about INSIGHT Into Diversity and the award, visit insightintodiversity.com.

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