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  • ATSU named Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity

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    October 12, 2020

    ATSU named Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity
    Award recipient by INSIGHT Into Diversity for fourth consecutive year

    Kirksville, Missouri & Mesa, Arizona — A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) has been named a recipient of the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the only diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

    ATSU was the first comprehensive health professions university to be named a HEED Award recipient in consecutive years (2018), in three consecutive years (2019), and now for a fourth consecutive time. The University will be featured with 45 other recipients in the December 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

    “This HEED Award further demonstrates the commitment ATSU has placed on cultural proficiency, diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Clinton Normore, MBA, vice president of diversity & inclusion. “Earning the award once is a tremendous accomplishment. Earning the award four years in a row is transforming. Though we are extremely honored, we are humbled by work yet to be done.”

    The award process consists of a comprehensive, rigorous application with questions relating to recruitment and retention of students and employees — and best practices for both — continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion.

    Congratulations to Clinton, his team, deans, and all cabinet members for prioritizing cultural proficiency, diversity, and inclusion,” said ATSU President Craig M. Phelps, DO, ’84. “Receiving the HEED Award four years in a row is something we can all be proud of and recognizes ATSU’s progress in accomplishing its vision, mission, and strategic plan.”

    ATSU supports students who learn and serve in diverse, underserved, urban, and rural communities across the world. INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected ATSU for its deep commitment to an educational and collaborative environment embracing cultural proficiency.

    “We take a detailed approach to reviewing each application in deciding who will be named a HEED Award recipient,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “Our standards are high, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being done every day across their campus.”

    For more information about the 2020 HEED Award, visit insightintodiversity.com.


    About A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
    Established in 1892 by A.T. Still, DO, the founder of osteopathy, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) began as the nation’s first college of osteopathic medicine and has evolved into a leading university of health sciences comprised of two colleges and four schools on two campuses and online. Today, ATSU offers master’s degrees across allied health disciplines and doctorates in osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, athletic training, audiology, health administration, health education, health sciences, medical sciences, nursing practice, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

    About INSIGHT Into Diversity
    INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher education today and is known for its annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only award recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across their campuses. In addition to its 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 will also 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.