INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine Announces Recipients of 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

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National recognition of diversity and inclusion efforts at U.S. colleges and universities.

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We hope the HEED award serves as a way to honor those institutions of higher education that recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion as part of their everyday campus culture.

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, announced today the 56 recipients of its annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. The HEED Award is the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The 2013 honorees will be featured in the publication’s November issue.

Recipients of the 2013 HEED award are:

Alcorn State University
Alliant International University
Arizona State University
California State University, Los Angeles
Capital Community College
Case Western Reserve University
Community College of Allegheny County
CUNY School of Law
Cuyahoga Community College
Davenport University
East Carolina University
El Paso Community College
Emory University
Gadsden State Community College
Georgia Regents University
Highline Community College
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Kent State University
Louisiana State University
Michigan Technological University
Millersville University
Moraine Valley Community College
New Mexico State University
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Palo Alto University
Penn State University
Princeton University
Saginaw Valley State University
San Diego State University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southwestern Law School
St. Cloud State University
SUNY, Buffalo State College
SUNY System
Texas Tech University
Union College, New York
University of Akron
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Cincinnati
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of La Verne
University of Maryland, Baltimore
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Missouri – St. Louis
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of the Rockies
University of South Carolina - Columbia
University of Texas at Austin
University of Toledo
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Virginia Tech
Western Michigan University

“We hope the HEED award serves as a way to honor those institutions of higher education that recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion as part of their everyday campus culture,” said Lenore Pearlstein, co-publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, along with Holly Mendelson.

HEED Award recipients were selected based on their institution’s exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on their campuses, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community.

A call for applications for the HEED Award was announced in March 2013. Award recipients include community colleges, public and private colleges and universities—both large and small, graduate and professional institutions, and one school system.

For more information about the HEED award, visit INSIGHT Into Diversity at

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About INSIGHT Into Diversity
INSIGHT Into Diversity, celebrating its 40th year in 2014, is known for its annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only award recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across campuses. The magazine presents timely, thought-provoking news and resources on matters of diversity and inclusion across higher education and corporate campuses. Feature stories include interviews with innovators and experts, and profiles of best practices and model programs. Readers also find career opportunities that connect job seekers with institutions and businesses embracing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Current, archived and digital issues of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine are available online at

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