The conference, set for Monday and Tuesday at the Hilton University of Houston, is the first national gathering sponsored by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, which each year honors universities and programs that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. UH, the UH Law Center and the UH College of Nursing have been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for each of the past two years.
“I am proud for the University of Houston to host the inaugural HEED Summit,” said Paula Myrick Short, UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “The participating institutions have shown a commitment to changing what the future of higher education looks like, and I hope the discussions here prompt participants to leave reinvigorated and with the desire to drive change within their own campus communities.”
Representatives from more than 30 universities and organizations have registered to attend.