CALS is Diversity Award winner
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was recognized for efforts to promote equity, diversity and inclusion by the North Carolina State University Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity with a 2012 Diversity Award in the college/division category.
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity annually recognizes outstanding efforts aimed at promoting diversity by faculty, staff, students, colleges/divisions and student organizations. Colleges or divisions are judged on five criteria. Winners must:
- Demonstrate a consistent pattern of commitment to the recruitment, retention and promotion of individuals of underrepresented populations;
- Cultivate and promote diversity initiatives that establish and foster a more inclusive and equitable work environment;
- Exhibit visionary and insightful leadership to confront and resolve inequities through strategic decision-making, allocation of resources and establishment of priorities;
- Outline defined goals, actions steps and accomplishments toward achieving a work and academic environment that recognizes, promotes and encourages a diverse workforce; and/or
- Demonstrate progressive best practices that support equity, diversity and inclusion goals.
CALS diversity programs are led by Dr. Lisa Guion, assistant dean for diversity, outreach and engagement, and a 24-member Diversity Council made up of faculty and staff.
“CALS is viewed as a leader in innovative, strategic, results-driven diversity initiatives on this campus, and this award is evidence of that,” said Guion.
The award carries a $1,000 cash prize, which Guion said will be used to advance the diversity initiative in the college.Category: Media Releases