Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards
At the Statler College, we aim to enhance the quality of higher education and promote a fruitful and productive work environment by placing diversity, equity and inclusion as a top priority across all functions of the College. Each year the Office of the Dean will recognize one current staff member, one faculty member, one student, and one student organization who demonstrates exemplary leadership that manifests the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion into practical action.
Open to all members of the Statler College community, recipients of this award demonstrate their commitment across a range of possibilities: student- or staff-centered inclusion initiatives; efforts to support recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and/or students; multicultural programming or related initiatives; community outreach activities; inclusion of diverse authors into course curriculums; or teaching and/or research that expands and embraces our understanding of inclusiveness. The awardees represent openness in thinking and embrace differences that promote equal opportunity in race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, thought processes, etc., as defined above. Nominees must also embody the Mountaineer Values of service, curiosity, respect, accountability and appreciation.
"I am extremely proud of our faculty, staff and students for going above and beyond to help build a College community where everyone has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential,” Dean Pedro Mago said. “They are an example of what we can do, together, and as individuals, to create a more welcoming learning and living environment. This award establishes a standard for us all to live up to.”