CVHEC members Fresno State and UC Merced
honored with 2023 diversity award
Two Central Valley Higher Education Consortium members – Fresno State and the University of California, Merced – are among 108 national recipients of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award presented annually by The Insight Into Diversity Magazine recognizing colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity.
The oldest and largest diversity publication in higher education recognized Fresno State for a 10th consecutive year. UC Merced, the most diverse in the University of California system, was praised for its efforts to support and strengthen retention and graduation rates for historically underrepresented and first-generation college students.
The HEED recipients are featured in the November/December 2023 magazine issue. Insight Into Diversity magazine advances best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in higher education.
Through thought-provoking print and online articles, Insight shares expert advice, valuable resources, in-depth profiles of top DEI programs at colleges and universities and headline news to help keep readers informed and empower them to advance DEI initiatives at their institutions.
Created in 2012 the HEED Award is the only national honor to recognize institutions of higher education for their outstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Fresno State and Stanislaus State are designated Hispanic Serving Institutions.
For details of each member’s award, see: