Concord University Receives Grant To Promote Diversity And Equality

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 17 2014

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University has been awarded a $5,000 “Diversity for Equity” grant to fund programs that increase cultural diversity on campus and promote equal access to higher education opportunities. Concord’s grant funds will be used for a Campus Awareness and Diversity Appreciation campaign to promote cultural competency and equality through expanded programming and community outreach.

“We are extremely pleased to be awarded the grant funds that will supplement Concord’s efforts to promote mutual understanding and respect among various often marginalized groups,” stated Nancy Ellison, Concord University’s Director of Multicultural Affairs and Disability Services. 

The Diversity for Equity program is a joint initiative of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education. The program aims to foster campus environments that are inclusive of various generational, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Projects funded through the initiative focus on closing achievement gaps among underrepresented populations and preparing students to live and work in a diverse world.