Moraine Valley earns national recognition for diversity project

Moraine Valley was among 10 community colleges nationwide recognized for its effort to enhance the quality of higher education at two-year institutions in the U.S.
The college received an honorable mention in the National Council of Instructional Administrators 2013 Exemplary Initiatives Competition. A panel of community college practitioners from across the country evaluated the entries and selected five institutions for recognition as winners of the competition and five institutions for honorable mention recognition.
Moraine Valley was recognized for its Diversity Dialogue, an annual fall conference that brings together faculty, staff, students, and community members. Since the first dialogue in 2010, participants have focused on diversity and inclusion and diversity and leadership. The 2013 challenge was to enhance the mindset of inclusive leaders and the participants’ effectiveness at their own organizations. The dialogue is an outlet for state government officials, mayors, school administrators, nonprofit personnel, religious leaders, community members, and the college to build on the progress made at the community dialogues over the last three years and continue the conversation about creating opportunities to foster and advance diversity and inclusion throughout the 26 communities in the college’s district and the region.