Detroit Diversity Center Named Among Fastest Growing Firms in U.S.



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Detroit-based National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity has been named one of the fastest growing companies in the nation and the second fastest growing company in Detroit by Inc. magazine. The rankings are based on a three-year growth rate of 529 percent.

Established by its CEO Kerry Ann Rockquemore in 2010, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of more than 73,000 graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and faculty members at more than 450 colleges and universities nationwide.

“The growth of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity mirrors the great energy, innovation and purposefulness that are resonating throughout the city of Detroit right now," Rockquemore says. "We are proud as well to be able to underscore the importance of education in this rebirth and to provide services to so many of the great up-and-coming academic minds not only here in the Detroit area but across the country.”

Inc. also recognized the center as the 836th fastest growing company i on its 5,000 list. With revenue of $2.9 million in 2014, the center also ranked seventh in the magazine’s list of top education companies, nineth in metro Detroit Metro and No. 13 among top Michigan companies.

The goal of the center is to help young academics — particularly women and scholars of color — find a path toward tenure, providing them with the education, training, resources and support they need to successfully navigate the unique challenges of securing a position in higher education. The center offers on-campus workshops as well as professional development training covering such topics as grant writing, managing a research laboratory, preparing a tenure file and more. In addition, the Center offers a comprehensive, dynamic and intensive mentoring program that matches members with faculty success coaches.

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