PAU Selected as 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award Recipient

Palo Alto University (PAU) is delighted to announce the University been chosen as a recipient of the 2014 Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the second year in succession.

The HEED honor was awarded to PAU for setting national standards in Diversity Excellence.  PAU was selected based on the 

2014 Heed Award Logo - Palo Alto University

institution’s exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and our ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on our campuses, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community. For more information about the 2014 HEED award, visit

PAU President Dr. Allen Calvin enthused:

“We are pleased to be among a group of just 20 educational institutions throughout the United States who are receiving this award for a second time. The award reflects our staff and faculty working together to prepare our students to serve a diverse community, both locally and globally.”

Save the Date and Join Us in Celebration

PAU will be celebrating this exciting award as well as launching a series of events, starting in January 2015 to celebrate PAU’s 40th Anniversary.  Please join PAU at one or both of the locations listed below to celebrate this HEED Award on Thursday, Jan 15, 2014:

  1. Breakfast celebration:  De Anza College at Cupertino, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. am, Conference rooms A & B at the Campus Center
  2. Luncheon celebration: PAU Main Campus at Palo Alto, Building 3, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., Wisniewski Hall
PAU received PR around the HEED Award Celebration at De Anza College in the publication, La Voz Weekly.
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