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Texas Tech Earns Ninth Consecutive HEED Award, Fifth Diversity Champion Designation

By: Amanda Castro-Crist 

Given annually by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the national honors recognize U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Texas Tech University has once again received recognition for being a leader in higher education when it comes to diversity and inclusion efforts. INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has named Texas Tech a 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) winner for the ninth year in a row and a Diversity Champion for the fifth time.

Awarded by the magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, each of the national honors recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Texas Tech is featured, along with 89 other recipients, in the November 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

"This award reflects our ongoing efforts to be supportive and inclusive of all students, faculty and staff," said Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec. "I appreciate the work of Carol Sumner, her staff in the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DDEI) and campus partners, whose efforts contributed to this recognition."

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