History of UW System
Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards
The UW System Outstanding Women of Color in
Education Awards are organized and supported annually by the UW System
Women's Studies Consortium and Office of Academic Diversity and Development.
The awards and recognition ceremony was initiated in 1994 to
acknowledge the ties and shared concerns among administrators,
faculty, staff, and students within women's studies and ethnic
studies, and to uphold a continuing commitment to Plan 2008:
Educational Quality through Racial and Ethnic Diversity. At the
annual awards ceremony and luncheon, award recipients receive
well-earned acknowledgement by both the UW System and their home
campus community. The selection process for the award is campus based.
Chancellors consult with their campus community to identify a faculty,
student, staff or community member who has worked in one or more of
the following areas of diversity or women' studies scholarship and
activism, and served to improve the status and climate for women,
particularly women of color. The charge is to identify women of
color who have consistently demonstrated their ability to rally
diverse forces together to advance the agenda of women; who have
created positive changes at their institutional level, i.e.,
curriculum development and infusion, receiving grants, mentoring
women; and who have demonstrated an understanding of the interplay
of family and community and culture in the lives of women of color.