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Minority Access Recognition

Date: October 1, 2010

Andrews University has been recognized for its commitment to diversity by Minority Access, Inc., a non-profit educational organization. During the 11th Annual Role Model Conference, held Sept. 10–12 in Las Vegas, Nev., Andrews University was given special recognition during the Diversity Awards Dinner. Andrea D. Mickle, president of Minority Access, Inc., presented the recognition to Pedro Navia, chair of the Andrews University Diversity Council.
The Minority Access National Role Model Conference, which assembles high achieving innovators, recruiters, researchers, faculty, administrators, students, mentors and alumni, as well as institutions that have been exemplary in producing minority researchers, has been held annually since it was first initiated in 2000.
At the event, Andrews University was one of several higher education institutions recognized, including California State University–San Bernardino, Clemson University, Georgia State University, Indiana University–Bloomington, North Carolina State University, Northern Illinois University, University of New Mexico, University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Virginia State University.
Andrea D. Mickle, president of Minority Access, Inc.,
(left) presented the recognition to Pedro Navia, chair
of the  Andrews University Diversity Council (right).

“Diversity is one of the most significant strengths of Andrews University.  We want to be known as a University that is inviting to minorities and an institution that celebrates the richness diversity brings to our campus,” says Andrea Luxton, provost of Andrews University. “Our participations in conferences focused on diversity help us do our job better and allow us to share our strengths in this area with others.”
Minority Access, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization that provides support to individuals, colleges and universities, Federal State and local governments, private agencies and corporations of all kinds to diversify their campuses and work sites by improving the recruitment, retention and enhancement of minorities. Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Minority Access has forged a partnership among 170 diverse institutions.

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