Deadline for diversity nominations extended to May 16

Western Today staff

Each year at fall convocation, the Western Washington University president presents the Diversity Achievement Award to recognize an individual or office whose distinguished efforts have enhanced diversity and multicultural understanding at Western.

Nominations of individuals and/or offices are now being accepted for the 2016 award. The deadline has been extended to May 16.

The Diversity Achievement Award is given to an individual (faculty, staff or student) or office who demonstrates outstanding research, programming, leadership, service to students or the general campus community, and/or teaching related to matters of diversity and inclusion.

Nominees should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Integrates diversity concepts and values into academic curriculum, management and/or operational functions
  • Develops methods for increasing and valuing diversity among students, faculty, and/or staff
  • Maximizes opportunities to achieve diversity
  • Contributes to promoting an understanding and appreciation of differences by contributing to the body of research on diversity or through other endeavors

To make a nomination, please submit a letter (not to exceed three pages) addressing one or more of the criteria listed above to: Equal Opportunity Office, MS-9021, Old Main 345 or email

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 3:50pm