COPP wins Corporate DiversityFIRST Leadership Award


The College of Public Policy has been recognized as one of this year's Corporate DiversityFIRST Leadership winners for commitment to the pursuit of cultural diversity and inclusion in the community and workplace.

The College received the Leadership Award on Nov. 1, 2017 at the Greater San Antonio Best Practices & DiversityFIRST Awards Luncheon at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade, located at 9821 Colonnade Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78230.  The Texas Diversity Council acknowledge the College for its commitment to engaging a multicultural community, addressing disparities and inequities in minority populations, and educating students to advance the public good to improve the quality of lives within diverse local and global communities.

DiversityFIRST™ Award Overview:

The purpose of this award program is to recognize individuals, community groups, nonprofit organizations, and business establishments within the legal, academic, corporate, and/or health community that have demonstrated outstanding achievements and sustained commitment to the pursuit of cultural diversity and inclusion in the community and workplace.

Corporate DiversityFIRST Award winners are recognized for the following:

  •  Developing and implementing an effective equal opportunity or initiative as demonstrated by a diversified workforce in which all persons are afforded opportunities for employment and upward mobility, regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other prohibited basis of discrimination.
  • Exhibiting visionary and insightful leadership to confront and resolve inequities through strategic decision-making, allocation of resources, and establishment of priorities.
  • Enhancing the quality of life of the community for the improvement of equal opportunity and for the provision of greater access to government and government services (as applicable) by multiracial and multicultural populations and increased citizen participation in government or community activities by all segments of the community.
  • Demonstrating a consistent pattern of an organizational commitment to the recruitment and retention of individuals of underrepresented populations.
  • Cultivating and promoting diversity initiatives that establish and foster a more inclusive and equitable work and learning environment.
  • Demonstrating continued corporate responsibility by devoting resources for the improvement of the community-at-large.