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UNF wins Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for eighth consecutive year

The University of North Florida has proudly received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the eighth consecutive year. UNF is recognized as a Diversity Champion, scoring in the top tier of all HEED Award institutions.

The annual HEED award is presented by INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“Continuing to receive the HEED award and the Diversity Champion distinction is an honor as it signifies UNF’s commitment to holding diversity and inclusion as institutional core values,” said Dr. Richmond Wynn, UNF VP and chief diversity officer. “We will continue our work to build a culturally inclusive university environment that values and respects human differences and honors the dignity and well-being of each of our community members.”

Wynn leads the UNF Office on Diversity and Inclusion, which is home to the Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, Intercultural Center, Interfaith Center, LGBTQ Center, Women’s Center and Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity.

The HEED Award is the only award recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across their campuses. For more information about the 2022 HEED Award, visit