(from left) Laura Khoury, UW-Parkside; Kayoung Kim, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Fond du Lac campus; Manu Sharma, UW-River Falls; Mai Khou Xiong, UW-Oshkosh; Jan Larson, UW-Eau Claire; Graciela Engen, UW-La Crosse; Lorena Rios Mendoza, UW-Superior; María Yolanda Peña, UW-Madison Cooperative Extension; Brigitte Benitez-Vargas, UW-Stevens Point; Brenda Cárdenas, UW-Milwaukee; Otaasia Barfield, UW-Stout; Jacqueline Hunter, UW-Platteville; and Alana Dallas, UW-Green Bay Not pictured: Christy Clark-Pujara, UW-Madison; Ozalle Toms, UW-Whitewater (Photo by Ethan Schuh, UW System)

(from left) Laura Khoury, UW-Parkside; Kayoung Kim, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Fond du Lac campus; Manu Sharma, UW-River Falls; Mai Khou Xiong, UW-Oshkosh; Jan Larson, UW-Eau Claire; Graciela Engen, UW-La Crosse; Lorena Rios Mendoza, UW-Superior; María Yolanda Peña, UW-Madison Cooperative Extension; Brigitte Benitez-Vargas, UW-Stevens Point; Brenda Cárdenas, UW-Milwaukee; Otaasia Barfield, UW-Stout; Jacqueline Hunter, UW-Platteville; and Alana Dallas, UW-Green Bay Not pictured: Christy Clark-Pujara, UW-Madison; Ozalle Toms, UW-Whitewater (Photo by Ethan Schuh, UW System)

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

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 2018.

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Awards Ceremony & Reception

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The 2018 Awards Ceremony was held at Gordon Dining & Event Center.

Keynote Address: Kathy FloresLGBTQ Anti-Violence Manager, Diverse and Resilient

By invitation only.

 

Past Recipients

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

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