September 15, 2010
Written by Ioanna Makris
Texas Tech is a national leader in issues of access, equity and excellence in higher education.
For the second year, Texas Tech University received recognition for its commitment to diversity by Minority Access Inc. during its ninth National Role Models Conference in Las Vegas.
"The recent recognition by Minority Access Inc. as a model program of institutional diversity makes clarion clear that Texas Tech University is a national leader in issues of access, equity and excellence in higher education," said Juan Muñoz, vice president for institutional diversity, equity and community engagement, and vice provost for undergraduate education.
"This award, coupled with the recent launching of the National Registry of Diverse and Strategic Faculty, further attests to the leading-edge work being undertaken at Texas Tech to create a learning environment where all faculty, staff and students can truly be successful."
Through programs led by the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Cross Cultural Academic Advancement Center, the individual colleges and campus units, Texas Tech is making the necessary and coordinated investments to create a learning environment of the highest caliber, Muñoz said.
Minority Access Inc. is a non-profit educational organization that supports individuals, academic institutions, federal, state and local government agencies and various corporations to diversify campuses and work sites by improving the recruitment, retention and enhancement of minorities. The organization also provides technical assistance to minorities and minority-serving institutions in order to improve the higher educational, professional and managerial employment of minorities.
The organization cooperates with the Office of Minority Health of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health to help close the health disparities gap between minorities and the general population.
The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement is dedicated to create and support an environment that allows all members of the university community to be academically and professionally successful.