UT receives INSIGHT into
Diversity 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
Oct. 21, 2013: The University
of Toledo received the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in
Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity
magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication
in higher education.
As a recipient of the annual HEED
Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and
universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to
diversity and inclusion – UT will be featured along with 55
other recipients in INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s November
“Diversity is one of The
University of Toledo’s core values and it is demonstrated
through our actions,” UT President Lloyd Jacobs said.
“This year has brought us new opportunities to make a difference
and effectively enhance the academic and professional
development of our students, faculty and staff. We are part of
the communities we serve and those communities make us great.”
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine
selected UT based on the institution’s exemplary diversity and
inclusion initiatives, as well as UT’s ability to embrace a
broad definition of diversity on campus, including gender, race,
ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of
the LGBT community.
UT is recognized for its unique
Culture Building Institute Diversity Certificate, the UT
Minority Business Development Center and being named a 2012
Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.
“The University of Toledo has
experienced tremendous growth in the area of diversity within a
relatively short amount of time. We are proud to have received
the 2013 HEED award and we look forward to continuing our
efforts,” said Dr. Shanda Gore, UT’s chief diversity
“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,
publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.