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, the contributions of alumni who advance the cause of justice and equality in our community and society.

2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Diversity Leadership Faculty Award: Margaret Beale Spencer, PhD'76, Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education in Comparative Human Development

Diversity Leadership Staff Award: Rudy Nimocks, Director of Community Partnerships 

Diversity Leadership Alumni Award: Jamil Khoury, AM'92, PlayWright 

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 2018 nomination season will open soon! 
Nominate a staff, faculty member or alumnus.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

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