Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Claims HEED Award for 11th Straight Year

Lucy Greenberg

October 11, 2022

Diversity Champion

The university also received Diversity Champion status for the seventh time.

Texas Tech University's continued commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has led the university to be recognized at a national level for its efforts.

For the 11th straight year, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has named Texas Tech a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) winner, and for the seventh time, Texas Tech was named a Diversity Champion.

Texas Tech is one of just seven schools to be named a 11-time HEED award winner.

“At Texas Tech, we strive to build a culture of belonging and support,” said Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec. “This environment ensures all members of our diverse campus community can explore and discover their path to success, and this award recognizes those efforts."

Presented each year by the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, these honors recognize U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Since 2016, top-tier HEED Award recipients also receive recognition as Diversity Champions. These recipients serve as role models of excellence for other institutions by setting the standard for thousands of other campus communities striving for diversity and inclusion. Diversity Champion schools exceed everyday expectations, often eclipsing their own goals.

“Texas Tech is proud to be recognized once again for our efforts in supporting and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Carol A. Sumner, vice president and chief diversity officer of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Texas Tech.

“This recognition is shared by all our students, staff, faculty and administrators who have taken the time and effort to make Texas Tech a welcoming environment for all individuals.”


About INSIGHT Into Diversity

In addition to an online job board, INSIGHT Into Diversity presents timely, thought-provoking news and feature stories on matters of diversity and inclusion across higher education and beyond. Articles include interviews with innovators and experts as well as profiles of best practices and exemplary programs. Readers also will discover career opportunities that connect job seekers with institutions and businesses that embrace a diverse and inclusive workforce. Current, archived and digital issues of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine are available online at insightintodiversity.com