The Diversity Leadership Awards seek to recognize University faculty and staff members who display leadership in fostering diversity both on campus and within the surrounding community and to highlight, in concert with the University of Chicago Alumni Board of Governors, the contributions of alumni who advance the cause of justice and equality in our community and society.

2016 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Diversity Leadership Faculty Award: Nancy Schwartz PhD, Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, Biological Sciences Division and Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Diversity Leadership Staff Award: Denise Jorgens AM'83 PhD'95, Director of International House

Diversity Leadership Alumni Award: Charles Branham PhD'80, Senior Historian at DuSable Museum of African American History

AWARDS ARCHIVE

For previous recipients, see the Diversity Leadership Awards Archive.

A COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

President Zimmer in the University's Diversity Statement states:

“A commitment to diversity is central to our mission of discovery ... We have an obligation to see that the greatest variety of perspectives is brought to bear on the issues before us as scholars and citizens. We therefore celebrate our tradition of inclusion and recognize that our success as an institution depends on its ongoing renewal.”

Please support the University’s Diversity Statement by nominating a staff member, faculty, or an alumna/us for a Diversity Leadership Award. In doing so, you help recognize those who fulfill our obligation to promote a University and society characterized by inclusiveness and diversity.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any University of Chicago/University of Chicago Medical Center staff or faculty member and an alumna/us of The College, Divisions, or Professional Schools may be nominated. Other academic personnel, and students are not eligible.

WHO MAY NOMINATE?

Anyone may nominate an eligible candidate for the award. Self-nominations are permitted.

HOW DO I NOMINATE?

The Diversity Leadership Awards nomination cycle for 2015 has now closed. We are truly delighted you have chosen to nominate faculty, staff and alumni. Please look for the site to reopen and save your nominee for consideration next year. 

Cordially,

The Diversity Leadership Council

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Please send questions or comments to: 
jjowers@uchicago.edu.

In honor of the 2016 Diversity Leadership Awards recipients, a luncheon was hosted by the Provost at the Quadrangle Club.