On Friday, El Paso Community College (EPCC) officials announce that the college 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.
“El Paso Community College is proud of our efforts to always be at the forefront of diversity and inclusion.” Dr. William Serrata, EPCC President said. “The HEED Award validates the college’s hard work to champion diversity and equity.”
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 — EPCC will be featured, along with 95 other recipients, in the November 2018 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
This is the sixth year in a row EPCC has been named a HEED Award recipient.
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected EPCC because of its work to foster and promote cultural awareness and respect not only among employees but also among our students and the surrounding El Paso community. The target is to educate and disseminate information that highlights and celebrates the numerous cultures that construct and influence our world.
“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.
“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.”