Four of Georgia’s top universities will be honored in November for receiving the 2016 INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award, recognizing each of these schools for their outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Out of 83 schools across the U.S. receiving this prestigious award, the University of Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State, and Kennesaw State University are all recipients of this higher education diversity award. The HEED award is the only national award that honors colleges and universities for being an outstanding example of a diverse post-secondary school.
Kennesaw State University will also receive special recognition for being a 2016 Diversity Champion. The Diversity Champion award goes beyond the HEED Award, recognizing less than 15 colleges and universities across the nation for their top tier commitment to diversity. The awards for Georgia schools do not end here.
The University of Georgia’s president, President Jere Morehead, was nominated by employees and selected by INSIGHT as a 2016 Giving Back recipient. Under Moreheads leadership, several initiatives have been launched in order to promote diversity including the Student Veterans Resource Center, the Women’s Leadership Initiative, The Intersection, and the Destination Dawgs, a program for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities, set to begin in spring 2017.
Honorees of the INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Awards will be announced in the November 2016 and December 2016 INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.