LSU among 92 colleges honored for diversity and inclusion practices

LSU among 92 colleges honored for diversity and inclusion practices
LSU Memorial Tower (Source: Eddy Perez)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana State University has been honored again with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

“We are very pleased to be recognized by Insight Into Diversity magazine with their Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award,” said LSU President F. King Alexander. “It’s an honor to be recognized nationally for our continued efforts to build an institution that is more reflective of our state, nation and world. We are proud of the record-breaking classes that we are both enrolling and graduating here at LSU. We want our campus to mirror the world with students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds, races and nationalities.”

The HEED Award honors colleges and universities around the nation that “demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.” LSU is now a seven-time recipient of the award.

“Once again, it is an honor to receive this award. The recognition by a national organization of LSU’s commitment to and delivery of diversity initiatives and programs is great for us as an institution,” said LSU Chief Diversity Officer and Vice Provost for Diversity Dereck Rovaris Sr. “We are focused on a continued commitment to diversity and inclusion and even though there remains much work to be done, we celebrate the good work that has been accomplished thus far.”

LSU will be featured, along with the other 92 recipients, in the November 2019 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. View the full list below:

Adelphi University

Arkansas State University

Augustana College (IL)

Ball State University

California State University, East Bay

California State University, Fresno

California State University Northridge

California State University San Marcos

California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Los Angeles

Case Western Reserve University

Central Washington University

Clemson University

Columbia University in the City of New York

Cuyahoga Community College

Davenport University

DePaul University

East Carolina University

Eastern Washington University

El Paso County Community College District

Florida State University

Framingham State University

Georgia State University

Grand Valley State University

Greenville Technical College

Hillsborough Community College

Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Kansas State University

Kent State University

Lehigh University

Louisiana State University

Maryville University

Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Millersville University

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Mississippi State University

North Carolina State University

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Northeastern University

Ohio University

Oklahoma State University

Oregon State University

Pikes Peak Community College

Princeton University

Rochester Institute of Technology

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Seminole State College of Florida

Sonoma County Junior College District

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

State University of New York College of Cortland

SUNY Buffalo State College

SUNY Old Westbury

Swarthmore College

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

Texas Tech University

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Tulsa

Union College, NY

University at Albany, State University of New York

University of Central Florida

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Georgia

University of Houston

University of Houston Law Center

University of Houston-Downtown

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Kentucky

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisville

University of Maryland School of Public Health

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of North Florida

University of North Texas

University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education

University of South Carolina

University of South Florida

University of West Florida

University of West Georgia

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Washington State University Vancouver

West Virginia University

Western Michigan University

William & Mary

William Marsh Rice University

Winston Salem State University

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