GPHEDC – Greater Pittsburgh Higher Education Diversity Consortium

Mission Statement:

The Greater Pittsburgh Higher Education Consortium (GPHEDC) is dedicated to facilitating transformative change by promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the region.


  • To connect, collaborate and share resources with change agents from various institutions for professional and personal development.
  • To serve as a community network that shares resources and builds collaborations for social change.
  • To engage and serve as a resource for those stakeholders seeking expertise in diversity and inclusion best practices.
  • To actively support the success and development of higher education diversity officers.

Current Strategic Priorities:

  • Develop a “brain bank” of member expertise:
    • Skills, subject matter expertise, experience
    • Access mechanism and gatekeeper
  • Serve as a PCHE diversity and inclusion advisory committee
  • Collaborate and commit to Fall professional and student conference
  • Create an shared-in-advance calendar

Future Strategic Priorities:

  • Form and become a governing body
  • Create a ‘Succession Planning’ component that cultivates young professionals
  • Develop an ‘Equity Scorecard’ toolkit
    • Deliver presentation in GPHEDC conference
    • Deliver to other venues to external stakeholders