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Diversity Leadership Team seeks to recognize Champions of Diversity - Nomination Period Extended

Feb 21, 2017

University of the Pacific is committed to promoting a welcoming learning and working environment that is diverse and inclusive. It is an important aspect of academic excellence, enriching the educational experience and expanding our worldview. 

Work has been going on across the university over the past year to create, support, enrich and maintain inclusive excellence and President Pamela Eibeck has called upon the Diversity Leadership Team (DLT) to identify successful diversity efforts across all three campuses. In order to support and acknowledge the work going on across the university to create and enrich a diverse and inclusive community, the DLT has initiated the Champions of Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

Any member of the university community may nominate a student, faculty or staff member who has gone above and beyond their role to work as proponents of diversity and inclusion. Some examples could include an individual who advocates for underrepresented groups, has started an inclusive club or program that is welcoming to anyone or is largely involved in multicultural events. A "Champion of Diversity" could also incorporate diversity in class discussions or build relationships with community-based organizations. 

To nominate someone, complete the nomination form on the Diversity Leadership Team's Sharepoint Site (log-in required). Click on "+ new item" to open the entry form. You can view and edit your nomination once it has been entered. Multiple nominations are allowed. The nomination period has been extended to March 24, 2017.

The DLT will select the winners based on the strength of the nominations and quality and scope of the work being recognized, especially as it relates to the goals of the recent Diversity Implementation Plan (log-in required). There may be multiple winners among students, faculty and staff. The winners will be announced in various ceremonies across the university.

"In order to make sure that diversity work is seen as being an integral part of the function of the university, we are planning to announce winners at other existing awards ceremonies, thereby weaving awareness of diversity and inclusion into existing events," said Chris Goff, assistant provost for diversity.

For more information, please contact Chris Goff, assistant provost for diversity, at