Round Rock, TX – The Texas Diversity Council recently presented Trellis Company with its DiversityFIRST™ Corporate Leadership Award. Trellis was honored for its everyone= program, which celebrates the diversity and value of everyone who works at or with the company.

The Council named Trellis one of four companies to receive the award — honoring those who advance diversity, exemplify leadership, and demonstrate corporate responsibility in their respective workplaces and communities.

“We’re honored the Texas Diversity Council recognized our organization as a leader in workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Debra Chromy, Trellis Company’s president and CEO.

“Across the company, we place a premium on ensuring a diverse, inclusive workforce and an environment where everyone is equal.”

Corporate DiversityFIRST™ qualifications include:

  • Developing and implementing an effective equal opportunity program or initiative, as demonstrated by a diversified workforce in which all persons are afforded opportunities for employment and upward mobility.
  • Demonstrating a consistent pattern of an organizational commitment to the recruitment and retention of individuals of underrepresented populations.
  • Cultivating and promoting diversity initiatives that establish and foster a more inclusive and equitable work and learning environment.
  • Demonstrating continued corporate responsibility by devoting resources for the improvement of the community at large.

About the Texas Diversity Council and DiversityFIRST™ Award
Through a variety of events and programs, the Texas Diversity Council serves as the premier resource for diversity best practices and leadership development in the state. The Council’s DiversityFIRST™ Award recognizes the individuals, community groups, nonprofit organizations, and business establishments within the legal, academic, corporate, and/or health community that have demonstrated outstanding achievements and sustained commitment to the pursuit of cultural diversity and inclusion in the community and workplace.


About Trellis Company
Trellis Company is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation with the dual mission of helping student borrowers successfully repay their education loans and promoting access and success in higher education.

For over 40 years, we have had a successful track record of delivering positive outcomes for students and institutions. Our strong philanthropic heritage of giving through grants to colleges, universities, and research groups remains focused on improving student outcomes, assisting underserved students and families, and helping institutions navigate higher education’s changing landscape.

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