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

2021

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the 2021 recipients of the Regents Diversity Awards at its meeting on February 5, 2021, at UW-Madison.

The 2021 recipients include one individual and two programs:

  • Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, Professor of History, UW-Eau Claire
  • Counseling Services, UW-Eau Claire
  • Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP), UW-Madison

News release: UW System Board of Regents announces 2021 Diversity Awards

Selika Ducksworth-Lawton

Professor of History, UW-Eau Claire

Profile of Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, UW-Eau Claire pdf

Counseling Services

UW-Eau Claire

Profile of Counseling Services, UW-Eau Claire pdf

Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP)

UW-Madison

Profile of Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP), UW-Madison pdf