Nominations Sought for Staff Diversity Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 10th annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Awards. The awards recognize staff members who demonstrate extraordinary dedication to fostering diversity in its broadest sense at the University of Michigan.

“As a community, we celebrate what is important to us,” says Laurita Thomas, associate vice president for human resources. “Which is why we are so proud to recognize our remarkable staff who help us meet our commitment to diversity as an organization.”

Nominations are due by Oct. 5. Award recipients will be announced in December.

As many as 10 awards for individuals and five awards for teams will be presented. Recipients will receive written recognition and money to use for professional development activities or training. Individual recipients will receive $1,000. Teams will receive $2,500 to share.

“We are extremely proud of the work that is being done as part of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative,” adds Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. “I urge our community to help recognize all of the great work happening across our university by submitting a nomination for this staff award.”

This award is made possible by the Office of the Provost and University Human Resources to celebrate progress toward creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.

Learn more about the Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award and make a nomination by October 5.

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