Bauer College Receives Diversity in Business Award from Houston Business Journal
Published on March 30, 2023
The C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston is one of the city’s biggest champions of diversity, according to a recent recognition.
The Houston Business Journal included Bauer College on its list of 2023 Diversity in Business honorees, recognized at a luncheon on March 30. The list includes organizations and individuals who have contributed to harnessing diversity within their workforces and actively taken the lead to promote and champion the business case for diversity within the community or their industries.
“Truly, ‘The Future Is Our Business’ at the Bauer College,” Dean Paul A. Pavlou said. “Because we are so committed to ensuring a bright future for our students, one of our key objectives is to set the standard for promoting diversity and inclusion as one of the nation’s most diverse, very top business schools.”
Bauer College’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan emphasizes diversity, equity and inclusion, with several initiatives in recent years, including the creation of the Bauer DEI Committee, which promotes co-curricular activities, events, professional development and programming in these areas.
Additionally, the college has developed courses on DEI for graduate students, with plans to expand offerings for undergraduate students this fall and to continue reaching out to underserved communities through current programs, including the Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship (SURE) Program in the Dakri Center for Economic Inclusion and EXPLORE Business Summer Institutes, which offer residential enrichment programs for high school students.
This year, the Houston Business Journal recognized 36 individuals and 31 organizations among the 2023 Diversity in Business honorees for exceptional commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. To see the full list of recipients, click here.
The C. T. Bauer College of Business was recognized by the Houston Business Journal with the Diversity in Business award. From Left: Houston Business Journal Market President and Publisher Bob Charlet, Robert Grinaker Professor of Accounting and Executive Director of the Dakri Center for Economic Inclusion and Founding Director for Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship Saleha Khumawala, Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair Paul A. Pavlou, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives Roger Barascout, Bauer Recruiting Manager Alex Mondragon, Director of Student Success Whitney Johnson, Professor of Practice Esther Bailey, Bauer Associate Professor Enrica Ruggs, Professor Juan Madera, and Professor of Practice and Managing Director of Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship Program Charlie Becker.