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UW System honors Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipients for 2019

This year is the 24th anniversary of the award through which 388 women of color have been recognized for their transformational work.

By - Oct 28th, 2019 03:06 pm

MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 13 recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students, or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities across the state.

This year is the 24th anniversary of the award through which 388 women of color have been recognized for their transformational work.

“The UW System is proud to recognize the outstanding work of this year’s award recipients,” said UW System President Ray Cross. “Their leadership, scholarship, and outreach activities across a diverse range of academic programs and educational services are inspiring our students and enriching our campus communities.”

Recipients will be formally recognized on November 7, 2019, in Madison at an awards ceremony and reception which will be held in conjunction with UW System’s presentation of the Dr. P.B. Poorman Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.

The 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education honorees are:

UW institutions submit nominations for the award, which highlight each recipient’s contributions to improving the status and climate for women and people of color and to advancing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For more information about the award and past recipients, see wisconsin.edu/grants-awards/women-of-color/.

The University of Wisconsin System serves approximately 170,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. More than 80 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System institutions also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.

 

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