(from left to right) Sheronda Glass, UW-Parkside; Heather Ann Moody, UW-Eau Claire; Joan Prince, UW-Milwaukee; Veronica Warren, UW-Oshkosh; Catherine Nasara, UW-River Falls; Glendalí Rodriguez, UW-Stout; Katrina Werchouski, UW-Superior; Dong Isbister, UW-Platteville; Artanya Wesley, UW-Whitewater; Taviare Hawkins, UW-La Crosse; Courtney Taylor, UW-Stevens Point.
Not pictured: Cristina Ortiz, UW-Green Bay; Mariela Quesada Centeno, UW-Madison. (Photo by Brian Ebner, Optic Nerve LLC)

(from left to right) Sheronda Glass, UW-Parkside; Heather Ann Moody, UW-Eau Claire; Joan Prince, UW-Milwaukee; Veronica Warren, UW-Oshkosh; Catherine Nasara, UW-River Falls; Glendalí Rodriguez, UW-Stout; Katrina Werchouski, UW-Superior; Dong Isbister, UW-Platteville; Artanya Wesley, UW-Whitewater; Taviare Hawkins, UW-La Crosse; Courtney Taylor, UW-Stevens Point. Not pictured: Cristina Ortiz, UW-Green Bay; Mariela Quesada Centeno, UW-Madison. (Photo by Brian Ebner, Optic Nerve LLC)

ABOUT THE AWARD

The Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award was created in 1994 to honor women of color from around the state for their leadership in making significant and lasting contribution to their campuses, their communities, or both. 


Call for Honorees

Successful candidates will be women of color whose contributions have advanced the work of diversity, equity, and Inclusive Excellence in the following ways:

  • Whose advocacy, activism, or scholarship has fostered social justice and organizational change;
  • Who have created positive transformation within their institutions and/or the community to achieve the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
  • Whose efforts are improving the climate for, or status of, people of color.

The selection guidelines for the Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards:

  • The selection of honorees is entirely campus-based: Chancellors, in consultation with the Multicultural / Disadvantaged Coordinator, Chief Diversity Officer, Women’s Studies Administrator, Ethnic Studies Administrator, Affirmative Action Administrator, LGBTQ+ Coordinator, or campus contact for Inclusive Excellence will select one honoree.
  • Honorees may be drawn from the following groups: UW System faculty, staff, student, or community member.

Recipients are formally recognized at an awards ceremony and reception, held in conjunction with the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People.

Press Release

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

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Past Recipients

Congratulations to all Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award Recipients! We honor your hard work and dedication.

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Past Programs

On November 7, 2019, the UW System honored the Outstanding Women of Color in Education award recipients. 

View full bios of each recipient in the 2019 Program pdf

On November 8, 2018, the UW System honored the Outstanding Women of Color in Education award recipients. 

View full bios of each recipient in the 2018 Program pdf