NORMAN — University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren is being honored with the 2016 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.
"David Boren has sought to build a true family at the University of Oklahoma and a strong, inclusive community,” said Jabar Shumate, OU Vice President for the University Community. “He has been an example in this area to the entire nation," Shumate said.
Giving Back Award recipients were nominated by a colleague and selected by INSIGHT Into Diversity based on their outstanding demonstration of social responsibility, a commitment to charitable services, and involvement with students, faculty, and staff to serve underrepresented populations. The award also honors each recipient’s passion, dedication, and philanthropic achievements.
Boren will be featured in the April 2016 Leadership Support and Giving Back issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
"The Giving Back Award is being presented to leaders of institutions of higher education who exemplify what it truly means to ‘give back’ to others," said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “These presidents and chancellors are role models, and we honor their efforts to give back to everyone on their campuses and in their communities.”
For more information about the 2016 Giving Back Award and INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, visit insightintodiversity.com.
About INSIGHT into Diversity
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education today and is known for its annual INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only award that recognizes colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across their campuses. INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine presents timely, thought-provoking news and feature stories on matters of diversity and inclusion in higher education and beyond. Articles include interviews with innovators and experts, as well as explorations of best practices and profiles of exemplary programs. In our Career Center, 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.