Fall 2018 marks the 23rd Anniversary Celebration hosted by UW System



The award for 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.

This year is the 23rd Anniversary of the award through which 375 women of color have been recognized for their transformational work.

Save the Date!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The 2018 Awards Ceremony will be held at Gordon Commons.

This event is by invitation only.

More information forthcoming!

Recipients by Year

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

View Recipients