The purpose of the Regents Diversity Awards is to recognize institutional change agents who have established a successful record in fostering greater access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations (including African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Southeast Asians), first-generation, and/or economically disadvantaged. Established by the Board of Regents during Plan 2008, the award signifies the Board’s commitment to “…achieving educational diversity at all UW System institutions… in order to fully develop advanced human potential, the jobs that employ that potential, and the flourishing of communities that sustain it,” (UW Board of Regents Resolution # 8970).

Up to three awards of $7,500 each will be made to individuals, departments, programs, units and/or teams in recognition of their exceptional efforts in fostering greater equity and diversity across their institutions and communities. The funds for these awards are designated to support individualized professional development or continuing programmatic activities.

2022 Regents Diversity Awards Nominations

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2021

The 2022 Regents Diversity Awards are expected to be presented at the February 10-11, 2022 Board of Regents meeting.

Review Guidelines & Submit Nominations

Recent Diversity Award Recipients

2022

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the 2021 recipients of the Regents Diversity Awards at its meeting on February 11, 2022 at UW-Madison.

The 2022 recipients include two individuals and one team:

  • Dr. Rose-Marie Avin, Professor of Economics and Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, UW-Eau Claire
  • Barbara Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, UW-La Crosse
  • Pioneers Helping Pioneers Emergency Grant Program, UW-Platteville

News release: UW System Board of Regents announces 2022 Diversity Awards

Photo of Dr. Rose-Marie Avin, 2022 recipient of Regents Diversity Award

Dr. Rose-Marie Avin

Professor of Economics and Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, UW-Eau Claire
Photo of Vice Chancellor Barbara Stewart, 2022 recipient of Regents Diversity Award

Barbara Stewart

Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, UW-La Crosse
Photo of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Executive Director Laura Franklin, accepting the 2022 Regents Diversity Award on behalf of UW-Platteville's Pioneers Helping Pioneers Emergency Grant Program

Pioneers Helping Pioneers Emergency Grant Program

UW-Platteville

Executive Director Laura Franklin to accept the award on the program’s behalf