MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Oct. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Herzing University, an accredited, private nonprofit institution with locations in seven states and an online division, has announced Terri Howard as the school’s Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Howard has developed and implemented DEI plans for multiple nonprofit organizations, government entities and companies large and small. Herzing created the system-wide position to coordinate activities that further Herzing’s mission to serve students and enrich communities at the school’s nine campuses across the country and online.
“Terri is the ideal leader to organize and elevate our ongoing focus on student success, employee engagement and the health and prosperity of our communities,” said Herzing President Renee Herzing. “We have been committed to a diverse student body and serving our local campus communities throughout our history, and this is the ideal time to take our important work to the next level.”
Howard’s goal is to champion diversity, equity and inclusion at Herzing and build ownership for DEI among students, faculty and staff.
“I look forward to building on Herzing’s fundamental appreciation for diversity,” Howard said. “I’ll lead efforts to build cultural competence and ask that we continue to challenge ourselves to do the right thing.”
Nationally and in campus communities, Herzing has a strong legacy of diversity and community service. Herzing has been a strong supporter of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club for many years, has provided about $10 million in student scholarships, and given – through students and staff – hundreds of volunteer hours a year at a diverse group of local nonprofits across the country.
About Herzing University
Herzing University is an accredited, private nonprofit institution with nine campuses across seven states and an online division. Founded in Milwaukee in 1965, more than 40,000 students have graduated from the University’s career-focused and flexible master’s, bachelor’s, associate degree and diploma programs. Fields of study span nursing, healthcare, technology, business and public safety. From 2013 through 2020, U.S. News & World Report has continually recognized Herzing University as having some of the best online programs nationally. Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information about Herzing University is available at www.herzing.edu.
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