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West, Belmont University Win National Awards from Minority Access, Inc.

Dr. West and her award from Minority Access, Inc. Dr. Susan West at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. October 2, 2017.

Belmont University and Vice President & Chief of Staff Dr. Susan West were both recently honored with national diversity and inclusion awards by Minority Access Inc., a national nonprofit organization committed to increasing diversity, decreasing disparities and reducing incidences of environmental injustices. Both awards were presented at the organization’s conference, held this weekend in Washington D.C.

West received a National Role Model award, an honor that recognizes inspiring students, faculty, alumni and innovators who are dedicated to diversity and inclusion. The awards exist to expand the pool of minority scientists, researchers and professionals in fields underrepresented by minorities and works to ensure our nation’s long-term competitive edge in a global society. West was honored in the award’s Administrator category.

Additionally, Belmont University was honored as an institution committed to diversity for 2017, understanding that diversity is essential to providing a meaningful education to its students.

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