Tri-C Receives Ninth Consecutive HEED Award
Award recognizes colleges and universities committed to diversity and inclusion
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has received a 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
This is Tri-C’s ninth consecutive year receiving the award, which recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“We are very proud to be a HEED Award recipient again,” said Magda Gómez, the College’s executive director of diversity and inclusion. “The conversations that began with the national events of last year have continued this year and have underscored the importance of being proactive as an organization regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. This award reflects Tri-C’s ongoing commitment to advancing those conversations and taking action.”
The College will be one of 100 recipients recognized in the November 2021 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity. Tri-C was one of seven Ohio schools — and the only community college in the state — to earn a 2021 HEED Award.
The award process consists of a comprehensive application examining various aspects of campus diversity and inclusion, from leadership support through the recruitment and retention of students and employees.
“We take a detailed approach to reviewing each application and deciding who will be named a HEED Award recipient,” 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.”
For more information on the 2021 HEED Awards, visit insightintodiversity.com.
September 20, 2021
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