Oklahoma State University received its third consecutive Institution Committed to Diversity Award from Minority Access Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit agency. Alumnus Justin Biassou accepted the award on behalf of the university.
The award was presented at Minority Access' 19th annual National Role Models Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. The conference assembles innovators, recruiters, researchers, faculty, administrators, students, mentors and alumni, as well as institutions with exemplary records in producing minority researchers.
Dr. Jason F. Kirksey, vice president for Institutional Diversity and chief diversity officer at OSU, was pleased with the award.
“We are honored to continue being recognized as a national leader for our commitment to sustaining and enriching a culture of inclusion at OSU,” Kirksey said.
More than 70 diversity-related student organizations at OSU empower students to promote their heritage and become leaders. The university also supports K-12 programs that facilitate students’ ability to successfully transition to college.