To acknowledge and honor the exemplary
efforts of a student, faculty, or staff member who:
- Increases the appreciation for,
and the awareness of the benefits, importance, and relevance of diversity
- Works to advance the efforts of
the university to be more diverse and inclusive, identifies and challenges
obstacles, and identifies and builds assets and strengths.
Nominations are Being Accepted Feb 15 - March 1(by 5 p.m.)
Nominations are to be submitted online by completing this simple form. The deadline to submit is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Nominees will be notified by March 4 and will have until 5
p.m. on May 8 to submit their candidate packets.
There will be one
(1) award for $2,500, for an individual.
All UNF students,
faculty, and staff are eligible.
Nominations may be
made by any person and nominees may self-nominate. Nominees should be those who
engage in diversity and inclusion initiatives, organizational programs, and/or
systemic activities and efforts. Nominees should create or enhance
opportunities for UNF students, faculty, and/or staff to develop in ways
related to diversity and inclusion.
Screening and Selection Procedures
For purposes of the
award selection process, diversity and inclusion initiatives are defined as
organizational programs, activities, and efforts, designed to promote and
support differences in people and society that may include race and ethnic
origin, gender, ability, religion, age, education, sexual orientation or other
The selection process includes:
- Nominations will accepted between Feb. 18 and 5 p.m. on March 1.
- The Commission on Diversity &
Inclusion (CODI) will contact all nominees on March 4 and communicate the
information required for a completed candidate packet.
- Nominees are required to submit the
following documentation by Friday, March 8 by 5 p.m. Incomplete or late
packets will not be considered by the selection committee.
~ A personal letter written by the
nominee outlining the activities and achievements that demonstrate their
contributions toward diversity and inclusion [no more than two (2) typed pages]
~ Two (2) letters of reference [each
being no more than one (1) typed page]
~ These documents should be emailed to CODI@unf.edu or hand delivered to the President's Office (Attention to: Commission on Diversity & Inclusion)
- The award selection committee will
review the candidate packages and select two (2) to three (3) nominees to
interview. They will then, based off a combination of criteria ratings, select the recipient.
- CODI will confirm the selection
committee’s recommendation electronically.
Selections Committee Members
Curtis Phills, assistant professor of Psychology, Committee Chair
Parvez Ahmed, professor of accounting and finance
Dan Moon, interim associate provost
Fantei Norman, specialist for Equal Opportunity
Brandi Winfrey, associate director for Dept. of Diversity Initiatives
The selected nominee
will receive notification of the award by April 1. Public
acknowledgement and the recipient’s award presentation will be made during the
2019 Spring Convocation on April 17, by the University President or designee.
Previous Award Recipients
Visit this web site to view previous award winners.
For More Information and to Submit
information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
904-620-2583 (Alison Cruess).
Nominees will be notified on March 4. Once notified, nominees will submit completed candidate packets by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8, either by
email to email@example.com or hand delivered to:
University of North Florida
Office of the President, J.J.Daniel Hall, Building 1, Suite 2800
Attention to: Commission on Diversity & Inclusion
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32224