FSU Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

FSU Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Sep 16, 2014

Framingham State University has been recognized for its recent efforts to support diversity and inclusion on campus with a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.

The award is given by INSIGHT into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education today. FSU will be featured along with 82 other recipients in the magazine’s November 2014 issue.

“One of our Core Values at Framingham State is to encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication,” says FSU President Dr. F. Javier Cevallos. “We are honored to receive this national recognition from Insight into Diversity for our efforts support a diverse and inclusive campus.”

Framingham State has an active Committee on Diversity and Inclusion that hosts events and discussions around issues of diversity throughout the year. In 2013, the University launched a Multicultural Center in the Whittemore Library directed by Kathy Martinez. The University has also hired faculty diversity fellows in recent years to build topics of diversity and inclusion into the curriculum.

Framingham State has also had a lot of success diversifying the student and faculty bodies over the past five years.

The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

“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, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

For more information about the 2014 HEED award, visit www.insightintodiversity.com.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.