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Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award Recipients 

2021 

Faculty-Staff Award

Dr. Tru Leverette, associate professor in English and director of Africana Studies

 

Scholarships 
Lily Exantus, graduate student
Shaneka Ferrell, doctoral student

2020 

Faculty-Staff Award

Dr. Christopher Janson, associate professor and director of the Center for Urban Education and Policy


Scholarships

Rodney Ellington, graduate student
Nagat Khalifa, undergraduate student

2019

Faculty-Staff Award

Sheila Spivey, senior director of the Department of Diversity Initiatives 

 

Scholarship

Haiden Baier, undergraduate student 

2018

Dr. Carolyne Ali-Khan, associate professor, Foundations & Secondary Education 

2017 

Dr. Jennifer Lieberman, associate professor, English 

2016

Tarah Truebloodformerly with the Interfaith Center

2015

Individual: Dr. Otilia Salmon, associate professor, Foundations & Secondary Education 
Organization: African American Faculty and Staff Association *

2014

Individual: Oupa Seane, formerly with the Intercultural Center for PEACE  

Organization: Academic Center for Excellence (now called First Year Advising Office) 

2013 

Individual: Phillip Green, formerly with Banner Center for Creative Industries

2012 

Individual: Melissa Hirschman, formerly a visiting professor 

Organization: Disability Resource Center 

 

* This was the last year the organization award was awarded.