The University of Houston and the University of Houston Law Center have received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This marks the fourth year the University and the Law Center have been named as award recipients.
The HEED Award is the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“I am extremely proud of UH’s recognition from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine” said Paula Myrick Short, UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “For UH to receive this recognition for the fourth year in a row shows the dedication of this university to creating an environment in which our students, faculty and staff are supported and encouraged to succeed.”
UH is recognized as the second-most diverse public research university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution by the U. S. Department of Education.
“The HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees — and best practices for both — continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” 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 done every day across their campus.”
UH and the UH Law Center, along with the other recipients, will be featured in the November 2019 issue of the magazine.
For more information about the 2019 HEED Award, visit insightintodiversity.com.