UNH Wins First Annual Seacoast Human Resources Association (SHRA) Diversity Award
By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
November 10, 2010
UNH has won the First Annual Seacoast Human Resources Association (SHRA) Diversity Award for efforts to intentionally integrate diversity into the core aspects of the university and for its commitment to the value of diversity and its strategies for actualizing this value through the programmatic initiative of “Making UNH More Inclusive.”
The award reflects the efforts of the entire campus community. UNH entered this competitive process through the submission of an application completed by Deb Carr in Human Resources.
“I am very proud of the university’s efforts and its strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. It is extremely rewarding to have the university recognized in this way,” says Sharon Demers, assistant vice president, Human Resources.
SHRA, a nonprofit, individual membership association for human resource management professionals, launched the award as a way to raise awareness regarding the value of diversity practices and to recognize diversity initiatives within community organizations while encouraging them to continue their efforts.
“I am extremely elated about UNH receiving the premiere diversity award offered by an external, professional nondiversity association. This offers further evidence that the campus community is working to transform institutional practice and policy, and is recognized as a leader for promoting a culture of inclusion within the state,” says Wanda Mitchell, vice provost for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence.
The award will be presented Dec. 14.
The SHRA Diversity Award was made possible through the work and leadership of many UNH dedicated campus members, offices, and organizations.