QC wins Diversity in Athletics Award – QNS.com

QC wins Diversity in Athletics Award

City University of New York’s (CUNY) Queens College was awarded the 2008 Diversity in Athletics Award for Overall Excellence in Diversity. The award was given on May 30, by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and will be presented at a ceremony on June 11 during the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) convention in Dallas, Texas.
Richard Wettan, Director of Athletics at Queens College, proudly accepted the award and praised the college’s diversity.
“Diversity has always played a major role in the cultural environment of our department and of Queens College in general,” Wettan said. “Our students come from over 100 nations and speak scores of languages. The contributions they have made through their varied backgrounds and diverse perspectives have proven invaluable to our growth and success.”
The award was given based on responses to “Laboratory for Diversity in Sport” surveys. The colleges and universities chosen, including Queens College, had accomplished the highest combined score in overall excellence in diversity; diversity strategy; gender, racial, attitudinal and value diversity of employees; graduation of African-American male and female student-athletes; and gender-equity compliance.

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