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Morgridge College of Education Receives Insight Into Diversity 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

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Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver has received the 2018 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 —Morgridge College of Education will be featured, along with 95 other recipients, in the November 2018 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Last year Morgridge was named an Honorary Mention for the annual HEED Award. “This represents a big accomplishment for us,” said Dr. Karen Riley, Dean of the Morgridge College of Education. “Morgridge is committed to doing more through the power of education, and receiving the HEED Award signifies that we are taking steps in the right direction to create an intentional culture of excellence in diversity and inclusion.” INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected Morgridge College of Education for its commitment to community outreach, recruitment and retention of diverse students and faculty, and its Inclusive Excellence Committee, designed to drive a culture of change and inclusivity within the college. “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 — continued leadership support for diversity, and 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 accomplished every day across their campus.”