Officials with Minority Access announced this week that the University of North Alabama has been recognized as an institution committed to diversity for 2017.
This marks the second year in a row that UNA has been recognized; UNA received the same honor in 2016.
UNA will receive formal recognition during the 18th National Role Models Conference in October in Washington, DC. The conference addresses issues of diversity and disparities in the U.S.
UNA’s Attorney and Chief Diversity Officer, Amber Fite-Morgan, said she believes UNA was chosen for this award because diversity is at the core of the University’s mission.
“The University is committed to building an inclusive and diverse environment, “said Fite-Morgan. “Each student, faculty and staff member has the right to inclusion, respect and a voice in the UNA community.”
According to Minority Access, the National Role Models Conference was initiated in 2000, with one goal being the linking of federal agencies with institutions that they support. Over 250 colleges, universities and other institutions have been represented at the conferences.