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OSU earns APLU Research Diversity Award

Friday, July 8, 2022

Media Contact: Harrison Hill | Senior Research Communications Specialist | 405-744-5827 |

Oklahoma State University recently won the Award for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in University Research from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU).

OSU was awarded for its collaboration between its Office of the Vice President for Research, the Center for Sovereign Nations and the American Indians Into Psychology program.

“I believe our collaboration has become an impact multiplier,” said Dr. Kenneth Sewell, OSU vice president for research. “Not only do the outcomes of these research projects benefit the tribal partners, but the projects themselves provide transformative opportunities to OSU’s Native student and faculty researchers.”

This award is intended to recognize a university’s office of research that has implemented one or more novel approaches for improving the diversity and inclusivity of the research enterprise at the institution, and thereby the research workforce pipeline.

Founded in 1887, APLU is North America's oldest higher education association with member institutions in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, four U.S. territories, as well as Canada and Mexico.

“I am proud to be a part of it, and I am grateful to APLU’s Council on Research for recognizing this impact,” Sewell said.

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