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.
Nomination process

 

Award Recipients

2016

Chia Vang makes her acceptance remarks

Chia Vang makes her acceptance remarks

Chia Youyee Vang

Individual Category

Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Barbara Miller (left), director of the Multicultural Student Services Program at UW-Stout, accepts the award on behalf of the program from Regent Drew Petersen

Barbara Miller (at podium), program director of Multicultural Student Services, makes acceptance remarks

Multicultural Student Services

Institution/Unit Category

University of Wisconsin-Stout


UW-Extension's 4-H SySTEMatics program, with program coordinator Eva Terry at podium

Eva Terry (at podium), program coordinator of 4-H SySTEMatics, accepts the award on behalf of the program

4-H SySTEMatics Program, UW-Extension, with UW Colleges

Team Category

2015

Erik R. Brodt (right) and Regent Edmund Manydeeds

Erik R. Brodt (right) receives award from Regent Edmund Manydeeds

Erik R. Brodt

Individual Category

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health


Victor M. Macias-Gonzalez (left) and Student Regent Anicka Purath

Victor M. Macías-González (left) receives award from Regent Anicka Purath

Victor M. Macías-González

Individual Category

Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse


Catherine Chan (left), director of the Undergraduate Research Program at UW-Whitewater, and Regent Tony Evers

Catherine Chan (left), director of the Undergraduate Research Program at UW-Whitewater, accepts the award on behalf of RAP from Regent Tony Evers

Members of the UW-Whitewater Research Apprenticeship Program

Catherine Chan (left), director of the Undergraduate Research Program at UW-Whitewater, accepts the award on behalf of RAP from Regent Tony Evers

Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP), UW-Whitewater

Institution or Unit Category

2014

Regent Tracy Hribar with Dr. Roger Haro

Regent Tracy Hribar (left) and Dr. Roger Haro (right)

Roger Haro

Individual Category

Professor of Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse


Regent Edmund Manydeeds with Dr. Brett Carlton Woods

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

Brett Carlton Woods

Individual Category

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


UW-Madison PEOPLE Program

UW-Madison PEOPLE Program Edit 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), UW-Madison

Team Category

2013

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


Regent José Vásquez with Douglass Henderson

(from left) Douglass Henderson and Regent José Vásquez

Douglass Henderson

Individual Category

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Regent Ed Manydeeds with Samantha Samreth

(from left) Director Samantha Samreth and Regent Ed Manydeeds

McNair Scholars Program, UW-Whitewater

Team Category

2012

Regent Judy Crain with 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


University Honors Program

(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, UW-Eau Claire

Team Category


First Nations Studies Program

(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, UW-Green Bay

Institutional/Unit Category