UofSC wins diversity award for fifth consecutive year

INSIGHT Into Diversity named the University of South Carolina a recipient of their diversity and inclusion award for the fifth straight year.

The Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award began in 2012, when Carolina was one of its inaugural winners. Since then, the university has won the diversity achievement honor every year.

John Dozier, the university’s chief diversity officer and senior associate provost for inclusion, says being awarded this every year for the last five is a great honor.

The HEED Award honors institutions for making diversity and inclusion a high priority. The award evaluates the institution’s diversity achievements and its level of commitment to diversity, as shown through initiatives and outreach programs to broaden diversity. Staff hiring practices and student recruitment and retention are also measured for the award.

Carolina and the award’s other recipients will be featured in the December 2016 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity, as well as on the magazine’s website.

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