National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education 2016 Inclusive Excellence Awards - Awardees Announced at 2016 NADOHE Annual Conference, March 15, 2016!

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) 2016 Inclusive Excellence Awards winners were announced during the 2016 NADOHE Annual Conference, March 15, in San Francisco. The awards recognized and honored individuals and/or institutions for exemplary achievements and contributions to lead higher education towards inclusive excellence and institutional transformation through the study of diversity by means of research, leadership, or service. More information about the awards can be found here

NADOHE's Past President Benjamin D. Reese, Psy.D. notes, "We are delighted to offer this unprecedented opportunity to acknowledge and reward innovation in inclusive excellence. NADOHE’s goal is to encourage fellow professional individuals and institutions to implement comprehensive policies, practices and initiatives designed to achieve inclusive excellence, and increase the profile of innovative inclusive excellence practices within colleges and universities.

Award categories included the Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, Institutional Excellence Award, Individual Leadership Award, and Outstanding Dissertation Award.

 

Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr. Distinguished Service Award was awarded to Gloriana Waters, City University of New York. Ms. Waters is distinguished in higher education, through a robust record of consistent service, for inclusive excellence; exercising innovative and courageous leadership; serving as a visionary in the field; and exemplifying the philosophy, principles, and practices of NADOHE; and contributing substantially to diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education. This award was named in memory of Dr. Frank W. Hale, former vice provost for minority affairs and professor at Ohio State University. Dr. Hale is remembered as a tireless crusader, of 54 years, for diversity in higher education and leaves behind a distinguished legacy in higher education.

 

The Institutional Excellence Award recognizes the results of institutional leadership transformation. The Institutional Excellence Award was awarded to Oklahoma State University. This institution has demonstrated measurable progress in promoting and sustaining innovative diversity efforts within his/her campus community. These efforts may involve, but are not limited to, institutional leadership, curricular reform, institutional transformation, professional development, assessment policies and practices, accountability measures, and outreach efforts.

  

The Individual Leadership Award was presented to NADOHE member Carlos N. Medina for his outstanding contributions to research, administration, practice, advocacy and/or policy. His work informs and advances the understanding of diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education.

 

The Outstanding Dissertation Award went to Steve D. Mobley Jr. for his completing his dissertation that has contributed substantially to the literature and to the field of diversity and inclusive in higher education. The dissertation serves as an exemplary model of research that not only informs, but also elevates the discourse. 



About NADOHE - The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) serves as the preeminent voice for diversity officers in higher education. Its vision is to lead higher education towards inclusive excellence through institutional transformation. NADOHE currently has 200 institutional members and 220 individual members. For more information, please call 561-472-8479 or visit www.nadohe.org.

 

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