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FAU Receives 'INSIGHT Into Diversity' 2022 HEED Award

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Florida Atlantic University has received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.


Florida Atlantic University has received the 2022 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 — FAU will be featured, along with 102 other recipients, in the November issue of the magazine. This is the second year that FAU has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

“Florida Atlantic was founded on the principle that higher education should be available to everyone, regardless of their background,” said FAU President John Kelly. “As one of the nation’s most diverse public institutions, Florida Atlantic prioritizes both access and academic excellence to ensure equitable student success. We are very proud to receive the HEED award again in recognition of our efforts.”

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected FAU for its high level of achievement and intensity of commitment to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus through initiatives, programs, and outreach; student recruitment, retention, and completion; and hiring practices for faculty and staff.

“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 — leadership support for diversity, campus culture and climate, supplier diversity, and many other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “We take a detailed approach to reviewing each application in deciding who will be named a HEED Award recipient. 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 about FAU, visit www.fau.edu. For more information about the 2022 HEED Award, visit insightintodiversity.com.

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