Case Western Reserve Honored by Council of Economic Inclusion

University’s efforts result in Best-in-Class Award for Workforce Diversity

News Release: Thursday, May 5, 2011

CLEVELAND – Case Western Reserve University was honored Wednesday evening by the Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership.

CWRU was honored with a 2010 Best-in-Class award in the category of Workforce Diversity.

The award was presented to Marilyn S. Mobley, vice president of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, a post she has held since January 2009.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this recognition for our efforts,” she said. “We are inspired to continue telling the diversity story at Case Western Reserve University and to do the hard work of addressing our opportunity areas to do more.”

Case was honored along with US Bank in the Workforce Diversity category and was among eight institutions honored in four categories, including University Hospitals for Board Diversity.

Creating a diverse and inclusive community is among Case Western Reserve’s highest institutional priorities. It is one of the four core values articulated in the university’s strategic plan, which was completed in 2008.

The mission of the Office is to promote inclusive thinking, mindful learning and transformative dialogue. The mission is achieved through the successful implementation of several initiatives including: the Power of Diversity Lecture Series, which has featured such international thought leaders as Charles J. Ogletree, noted attorney, and Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College; and the newly formed Diversity Leadership Council, which brings together leaders from the many diversity organizations on campus into a cohesive unit that helps share insights and promote dialogue throughout the university and its surrounding area.

Created in December 2000, the Commission on Economic Inclusion, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, is a broad-based coalition of more than 100 northeast Ohio employers who are committed to making the region’s diversity a source of economic strength.

For more information on the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, please call (216) 368-3646 or visit them on the web at

Posted by: Marvin Kropko, May 5, 2011 09:09 PM | News Topics: Official Release