How HBCUs have empowered success among SAS employees

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are vital to growing the next-generation workforce. At SAS, enabling and empowering HBCUs is an intentional component of our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.

We are committed to supporting and engaging with HBCUs from outreach and recruitment to supporting HBCU faculty, administration and research, to preparing the next generation of Black leaders through instituting education equity initiatives and influencing policy. It is in this spirit that SAS took the HBCU Partnership Challenge in 2019 by the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, which brings together industry, government and universities to help level the playing field for HBCUs and their students, as well as ensure their future sustainability, increases career prospects for their students and advances DEI within all sectors of employment.

We have benefited first-hand from the incredible talent that HBCUs produce and continue to recruit and hire from these incredible institutions. Click through the slideshow and hear from some of our HBCU alumni employees who are making an impact at SAS.

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About Author

Danielle Pavliv

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Danielle Pavliv (she/her), is the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at SAS where she serves as a change agent and thought leader in creating and executing workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. In her role, she consults with business leaders and employees to develop interventions that infuse diversity, equity & inclusion into how the organization thinks, acts, and operates globally. Danielle is passionate about creating positive change, advocacy, and inclusion of underrepresented groups in the workplace and community. Danielle has two bachelor’s degrees in Spanish & French from NC State University, and a master’s in Human Resource Management from the University of Southern California. She is also a Certified Diversity Executive and has over a decade of experience in the field of diversity, equity & inclusion.  

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