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Greenville Tech receives Diversity award

Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Greenville Technical College received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

GTC will be featured with 82 other recipients in INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s November 2014 issue.

“We have worked hard to create a college culture that reflects genuine appreciation for diversity and inclusion,” said Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College. “This award, which is based on a very thorough application process, recognizes the progress we have made, and receiving it is a great honor.”

During this time, Wendy Walden was named Associate Vice President of Executive Affairs at the college with responsibility for leading implementation of a strategic diversity plan. She established a college-wide Diversity & Inclusion Employee Council to assist with implementing the plan and brought together an outside Diversity Board of community leaders to provide guidance. She is developing a Student Diversity Council as a third tier in the intentional improvement of diversity and inclusion at the college.

Based on goals outlined in the strategic plan, the college implemented a carefully planned diversity training program through which 90 percent of all college employees have completed Civil Treatment Training. The training is aimed at teaching participants to treat each other respectfully and inclusively.

For more information about Greenville Technical College’s diversity and inclusion efforts, visit here.

 

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