Board of Regents

Regents Diversity Award

Plaque Seal The Board of Regents makes up to three awards annually of $5,000 each to recognize institutional change agents that foster access and success for historically underrepresented populations. The awards are made to individuals, teams, or units from UW System institutions. The program began in 2009. The Regents Diversity Awards are administered by the systemwide Office of Academic Diversity and Development. Nomination process >>

 

Award Recipients

2014 Diversity Award Recipients

News release: Winners of Regents Diversity Awards announced (January 31, 2014)
Award ceremony: Regents honor 6th annual Diversity Award winners (February 7, 2014)

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Photo of Regent Tracy Hribar and Dr. Roger Haro
Regent Tracy Hribar and Dr. Roger Haro
Roger Haro - Individual Category
Professor of Biology
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Photo of Regent Edmund Manydeeds and Dr. Brett Carlton Woods
Regent Edmund Manydeeds (left) and
Dr. Brett Carlton Woods

 

Brett Carlton Woods - Individual Category
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Photo of PEOPLE
Members of the UW-Madison PEOPLE program, including Executive Director Jacqueline DeWalt (with award right) and Regent José Vásquez (with award left). UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank is pictured at far right. (Photos by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)
Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE)
Team Category
University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

 

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2013 Diversity Award Recipients

News release: Winners of Regents Diversity Awards announced (January 30, 2013)
Award ceremony: February 8, 2013

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Photo of Angela Bauer and Regent Tracy Hribar
(from left) Angela Bauer and Regent Tracy Hribar
Angela Bauer - Individual Category
Professor of Human Biology and Special Assistant to the Provost
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Photo of Douglass Henderson and Regent Vasquez
(from left) Douglass Henderson and Regent José Vásquez

 

Douglass Henderson - Individual Category
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Photo of McNair Scholars Program Director Samantha Samreth and Regent Ed Manydeeds
(from left) Director Samantha Samreth and Regent Ed Manydeeds
McNair Scholars Program - Team Category
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

 

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2012 Diversity Award Recipients

News release: Winners of Regents Diversity Awards announced (February 1, 2012)
Award ceremony: Regents recognize 4th annual Diversity Award winners (February 10, 2012)

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Photo of Irma Burgos
(from left) Regent Judy Crain and Irma Burgos
Irma Burgos - Individual Category
Director, Center for Academic Support and Diversity
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Photo of UW-Eau Claire's Honors Program recipients
(from left) Dr. David Jones, UW-Eau Claire Honors Program faculty fellow; Dr. Jeff Vahlbusch, Honors Program director; and Regent Chuck Pruitt

 

University Honors Program - Team Category
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Photo of First Nations Studies Program recipients
(from left) Faculty members John Paul Leary and Cliff Abbott accept the award on behalf of the First Nations Studies Program; (far right) Regent Ed Manydeeds
First Nations Studies Program - Institutional/Unit Category
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

 

 

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2011 Diversity Award Recipients

News release: Winners of Regents Diversity Awards announced (February 8, 2011)
Award ceremony: Regents honor Diversity Award winners (February 11, 2011)

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Photo of Dr. Howard Spearman and Regent Aaron Wingad
(from left) Dr. Howard Spearman and Regent Aaron Wingad
Howard Spearman - Individual Category
Director, Multicultural Mentoring Program
Lubar School of Business
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Photo of Regent Ed Manydeeds and Community Liaison Counselor representative
(from left) Admissions Counselor/Hispanic Community Liaison Flora Stapel accepting the award on the team's behalf and Regent Ed Manydeeds

Photo of UW-Oshkosh Community Liaison Counselors
(from left) Flora Stapel, Thomas Xiong, Brian Jackson, Beverly Benston, and Quincy LaGrant

Community Liaison Counselors - Team Category
Admissions Office, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Photo of Program Coordinator Dao Vang
Program Coordinator Dao Vang of UW-Milwaukee’s Southeast Asian American Student Services
Southeast Asian American Student Services - Institutional/Unit Category
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

 

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2010 Diversity Award Recipients

News release: Winners of Regents Diversity Awards announced (January 13, 2010)
Award ceremony: Regents recognize winners of Diversity Awards (February 5, 2010)

Marion McDowell with Regent Vasquez
Marion McDowell and Regent José Vásquez
Marion McDowell - Individual Category
Administrative Program Manager, College of Health Sciences, Office of Student Services, UW-Milwaukee

Photo of members of UW-Extension's Multicultural Awareness Program Facilitation Team and Regent Danae Davis
(from left) Susan Fey, a video design manager for Wisconsin Public Television; Regent Danae Davis; and Demetrius Brown, a 4-H and Youth Development faculty member

Multicultural Awareness Program (MAP) Facilitation Team - Team Category
UW-Extension and UW Colleges

Freda Briscoe, Director of the UW-Whitewater’s Minority Business Program, and Regent Wingad
Freda Briscoe, Director of UW-Whitewater’s Minority Business Program, and Regent Aaron Wingad
Summer Business Institute - Institutional/Unit Category
UW-Whitewater

 

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2009

News release: Winners of Regents Diversity Awards announced (February 26, 2009)
Award ceremony: Recipients of first Regents Diversity Awards honored (March 5, 2009)

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Photo of Regent Vasquez and Roseann Mason
Regent José Vásquez and Roseann Mason
Roseann Mason - Individual Category
Director of Community Dialogues, Center for Community Partnerships, UW-Parkside

Photo of Dr. Carlson, Dr. Abler, and Regent Womack
(from left) Dr. Kitrina Carson, Dr. Rebecca Abler, and Regent Betty Womack

"Portals of Discovery" Project, Directed by Dr. Rebecca Abler & Dr. Kitrina Carlson - Team Category
UW-Manitowoc and UW-Stout

Photo of Regent Davis and Prof. Bromley
Regent Danae Davis (left) and Professor Patricia Bromley, Program Coordinator
UW-Platteville - Institution Category
Master of Science in Education-Adult Education

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