Nominations open for Diversity Leadership Awards

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Nominations open today for the Diversity Leadership Awards. The awards recognize individual staff and teams who demonstrate exemplary leadership that manifests the ideals of equity, diversity and inclusion into practical action within the Vanderbilt University community. Nominations for both the individual and team categories of the Diversity Leadership Awards can be submitted through this online nomination form by Dec. 6 and should be provided by Vanderbilt staff, students or faculty.

“Vanderbilt staff have an integral role to play in making our university community a more inclusive space, and these awards allow us the opportunity to celebrate them,” said James E. Page Jr., vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. “The Diversity Leadership Awards recognize staff members who embody the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and have gone above and beyond in demonstrating their commitment to creating a university community built on dignity, trust and respect.”

Diversity Leadership Award-Individual

This annual award is presented to a member of the Vanderbilt community who is not a previous recipient of the award. The award recognizes a staff member who has exhibited an outstanding commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and has demonstrated exemplary contributions to developing a culturally diverse and welcoming university community reflective of inclusive excellence. The award will be presented at the Service Award Ceremony in January.

The recipient(s) of this award will have demonstrated a high regard for diversity in one or more of the following ways:

  • Impact: An individual who substantially enhances the university’s equity, diversity, inclusion, engagement and trust efforts.
  • Performance: An individual who reflects and achieves a high level of service, dedication, compassion and applied skills to the support of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Awareness: An individual who exhibits an increased awareness about equity, diversity and inclusion in accordance with Vanderbilt University’s mission.

Diversity Leadership Award-Team

This inaugural award recognizes outstanding efforts by teams in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion at the university. Vanderbilt University departments, units, functional groups or teams comprising two or more members are eligible for this award.

The recipient(s) of this award will have demonstrated a high regard for diversity in one or more of the following ways:

  • Impact: An individual who substantially enhances the university’s equity, diversity, inclusion, engagement and trust efforts.
  • Performance: An individual who reflects and achieves a high level of service, dedication, compassion and applied skills to the support of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Awareness: An individual who exhibits an increased awareness about equity, diversity and inclusion in accordance with Vanderbilt University’s mission.

Nominations for both awards must be submitted by Dec. 6 using the online nomination form. For more information, email [email protected].