INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine Announces Recipients of 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, announced today the 56 recipients of its annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. The HEED Award is the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The 2013 honorees will be featured in the publication’s November issue.

Recipients of the 2013 HEED award are:

Alcorn State University 
Alliant International University 
Arizona State University 
California State University, Los Angeles 
Capital Community College 
Case Western Reserve University 
Community College of Allegheny County 
CUNY School of Law 
Cuyahoga Community College 
Davenport University 
East Carolina University 
El Paso Community College 
Emory University 
Gadsden State Community College 
Georgia Regents University 
Highline Community College 
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis 
Kent State University 
Louisiana State University 
Michigan Technological University 
Millersville University 
Moraine Valley Community College 
New Mexico State University 
Ohio State University 
Oklahoma State University 
Palo Alto University 
Penn State University 
Princeton University 
Saginaw Valley State University 
San Diego State University 
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 
Southwestern Law School 
St. Cloud State University 
SUNY, Buffalo State College 
SUNY System 
Texas Tech University 
Union College, New York 
University of Akron 
University of California, San Francisco 
University of California, Santa Barbara 
University of Cincinnati 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
University of La Verne 
University of Maryland, Baltimore 
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
University of Mississippi Medical Center 
University of Missouri – St. Louis 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
University of the Rockies 
University of South Carolina - Columbia 
University of Texas at Austin 
University of Toledo 
University of Virginia 
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse 
Virginia Tech 
Western Michigan University

“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, co-publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, along with Holly Mendelson.

HEED Award recipients were selected based on their institution’s exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on their campuses, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community.

A call for applications for the HEED Award was announced in March 2013. Award recipients include community colleges, public and private colleges and universities—both large and small, graduate and professional institutions, and one school system.

For more information about the HEED award, visit INSIGHT Into Diversity at

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About INSIGHT Into Diversity 
INSIGHT Into Diversity, celebrating its 40th year in 2014, is known for its annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only award recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across campuses. The magazine presents timely, thought-provoking news and resources on matters of diversity and inclusion across higher education and corporate campuses. Feature stories include interviews with innovators and experts, and profiles of best practices and model programs. Readers also find career opportunities that connect job seekers with institutions and businesses embracing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Current, archived and digital issues of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine are available online at

Media Contact: 

Lenore Pearlstein 
INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine