Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award

Due to the pandemic and its financial repercussions, the DDLA program and current funding of the award recipients is on hold. A decision on when the program will be reinstated is expected after the FY22 budget is approved.  Once a decision has been made, recipients will have one year to request  their financial awards.

Congratulations to all 2019 Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award recipients!

Read more about the awardees in the University Record

Individual Recipients

Erica Ackerman - Information Technology Services

Marybeth Bauer - STEM Success Communities

Julie Catanzarite - LSA Psychology

Jenny Crawford - Health Behavior and Health Education

Ebony Ellis - Center for Global and Intercultural Study

Carmen Quinonez - Erb Institute - Ross School of Business

Taryn Petryk - Ross School of Business

Will Sherry - Spectrum Center

Javier Solorzano - Multi Ethinic Student Affairs

Kate Zheng - International Center

Team Recipients

Asian Pacific Islander Desi/American Staff Association (APID/A) Core Leadership Team 

Academic Services Office  - U-M Mechanical Engineering

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce  - Shared Services Center

Michigan Dining

Student IDEA Board - Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Office of the Provost


Contact Jennifer Wade at the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office: 763-0235.  

Nominations for 2020 can be made anytime.

A nomination announcement will be made in the fall with the deadline in early October 2020. To recognize faculty who champion diversity, please see the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award.