(April 17, 2013) -- Marcheta P. Evans, associate dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the UTSA Downtown Campus, has received the 2013 Multicultural Leadership Award from the Texas branch of the National Diversity Council. She received the award at the Texas Diversity Council's ninth annual Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference.
The National Diversity Council presents the award as part of its goal to uphold and promote the principles of diversity and leadership and to recognize individuals who personify those principles.
As a licensed professional counselor and supervisor, Evans is active in numerous professional associations and has served as president of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Creativity in Counseling, the Alabama Counseling Association, and the Alabama Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. Additionally, she recently was inducted as a fellow of the American Counseling Association.
She is current president of the UTSA Black Faculty and Staff Association. Additionally, Evans works extensively with the UTSA Office of Inclusion and Community Engagement and, in conjunction with the Student Leadership Center, developed the curriculum for The Progression: An Exploration of Civil Rights, a bus tour across four states allowing UTSA students to become immersed in the history of the civil rights movement.
Evans has presented more than 100 keynote speeches, workshops and training sessions on issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, leadership and creativity.
UTSA promotes diversity across its campuses with inclusiveness as one of its core values. In the May 2012 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, UTSA was ranked No. 5 in the nation in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students and No. 12 nationally in the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanics. Additionally, UTSA is among 27 higher education institutions across the nation honored in 2012 for its commitment to diversity by Minority Access Inc.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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