K-State Alumni Association receives Insight Into Diversity magazine’s 2024 Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award

Posted April 16, 2024


The K-State Alumni Association received the 2024 Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

The Alumni Award honors alumni association programs, culture and initiatives that encourage and support diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging for all alumni, regardless of racial or ethnic background, sexual or gender identity, religion, socio-economic status, world view and more.

The K-State Alumni Association will be featured, along with 31 other recipients, in the June 2024 issue of Insight Into Diversity magazine.

“We know that alumni associations are not always recognized for their dedication to diversity, inclusion and belonging,” says Lenore Pearlstein, owner and publisher of Insight Into Diversity magazine. “We are proud to honor these college and university alumni associations as role models for other institutions of higher education.”

Brandon Moreno, assistant director of alumni and diversity programs for the K-State Alumni Association, is proud to highlight the Association's historical and ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB).

"We have always been proactive in recruiting, retaining and advancing a diverse alumni staff," Moreno stated in the award nomination. "In 1992, the K-State Alumni Association was the first association in the Big Eight, and later the Big 12 Conference, to hire a staff member whose primary role was for DEIB initiatives. We then went a step further and were first in the conference to hire a female alumni director – president and CEO in 1994."

Some of the Association's DEIB initiatives include the Council for Alumni Belonging; three student award programs: the International Leadership Awards, the LGBTQ+ Leadership Awards and the Robinson Family Multicultural Leadership Awards; Black Alumni Reunion and Hispanic Alumni Reunion; International Block Party; and more.

For more information about the 2024 Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award, visit insightintodiversity.com.