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IU Bloomington: 2020 Diversity Champion
Indiana University Bloomington continues to be recognized for its diversity and inclusion initiatives, receiving both the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award and the more exclusive 2020 Diversity Champion recognition, which Insight into Diversity bestows on institutions that “rank in the top tier” of HEED Award recipients.
Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels.
--Insight into Diversity
This is the fourth year IU Bloomington has received the Diversity Champion Recognition from Insight into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education. The HEED Award is open to universities and colleges in the US and Canada. The publication says it “measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus through initiatives, programs, and outreach; student recruitment, retention, and completion; and hiring practices for faculty and staff.”
Traditions That Build Momentum for Diversity
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Kelley and the Consortium: A Lifelong Community
Shannon Watkins, MBA’02, senior director/group director, Powerade, Coca-Cola Company:
I don't think I would have made it through B school, honestly, without the Consortium and without my Consortium fellows. I was a person who had never taken an accounting class, never taken a finance class, never taken a marketing class. I was a biology undergrad, I knew science. And for me, I was able to really pick up the phone at any time and reach out to my Consortium fellows both in the journey with me and who had gone through the journey who were already graduates and ask for their advice, ask for coaching whenever I needed it. And so for me professionally, it continues to serve as a network that I go to and lean on even today.
Louis Jordan, MBA’80, former senior VP, Starbucks, and former CFO, Global Retail, Nike:
I have probably had some contact, either on one side or the other, where I'm the alum trying to provide counsel and advice or I'm asking for counsel and advice from an alumni. That's existed, at least for me, almost daily certainly weekly over those years since I left school in 1980. Really since I left school then, I've been part of this community. Almost 30 years since then.
Anton Vincent, MBA’93, president of the Snacks Division at General Mills:
I believe when I went to Kelley and I had the opportunity to go to Kelley I think it changed my life. I don't say that to be over the top but I believe it did. It gave me opportunities I don't think I would've had and I'm grateful for that and whenever I have an opportunity to help Indiana University, Kelley in particular, I try to take advantage of that. We are seeing a lot of achievement for these kids as well so getting to school is one thing. Getting through school and graduating is another thing. But to be able to apply that and show some level of success over time, then we know we are really making a difference. To start something and have it go for 50 years is just momentous just as it is but also to have it where it's helping people over and over again, I feel very committed to making sure that those opportunities are available to other kids in the future.
Idalene F. “Idie” Kesner, Dean. Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management, Professor of Management
When we talk about promoting diversity at Kelley, we talk about diversity of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, birthplace, religion, and experiences. Everyone deserves a place at the table, and we partner with companies who feel the same way. Many of our hiring companies have invested in our diversity and inclusion programs because they want to ensure a diverse pool of future employees.
Kelley Student Organizations
- Ascend at Indiana University
- Asian MBA Association
- Association of Latino Professionals For America
- Association of Women MBAs at Kelley
- Black MBA Association
- Business Leadership Initiative at IU Hillel
- Chinese Business Association
- Global Business Women
- International Business Association
- Jewish Association of MBAs
- Kappa Eta Phi Professional Fraternity
- Korean Finance Seminar
- Korean Undergraduate Research Group for Professional Certifications
- Mu Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Inc.
- Latino MBA Association
- National Association of Black Accountants
- Out@Kelley (MBA)
- Out@Kelley (Undergraduate)
- The Women's Network
- Undergraduate Business Diversity Council at Kelley
- Veterans Club at Kelley (MBA)
- Women & Co.
- Women in Accounting
- Women in Business
- Women's Financial Association
- Women's Leadership Summit
IU Culture Centers
Tanner Snider, BS'18, Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company
At Kelley, I was able to accept myself as gay for the first time after having many discussions with a fellow classmate going through the same realization. Since then, I realized that being your true authentic self at school and in professional business settings is encouraged by most companies today.