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Reminder: Submit Your Diversity Awards Nominations by Friday

Seeking nominations for Diversity Awards

CWU is seeking nominations for annual President's Diversity Awards, scheduled for May 11 on the Ellensburg campus.

If you haven’t already done so, please submit your nominations for the CWU President’s Diversity Awards by Friday, April 22. 

The eighth annual event, scheduled for May 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Sue Lombard Room, will recognize individuals and groups who have made a positive, sustainable impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the CWU and Ellensburg communities. Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Awards will be presented to individuals and groups in five categories: student, staff, faculty, alumni, and community. Nominations should focus on people who have shown a commitment to diversity, and those who have contributed to effective change, demonstrated consistent engagement, and actively nurtured a supportive environment for inclusivity. 

Please email nominations to Sarah Scott in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by the end of the day Friday. Anyone in the community can submit a nomination, and a minimum of two letters of support are required for each nominee. Nominators can submit up to three letters. The awardees will be announced early next month.

The award recipients will be selected by President Jim Wohlpart based on the following evaluation criteria:

  • Working in partnership across divisions and within the community to promote equity, belonging, diversity, and inclusion through social justice activities, events, and programs.
  • Collaborating across divisions and within the community to take action to support equitable, diverse, and inclusive environments in the region.
  • Demonstrated sustained commitment across time that is integrated into everyday decisions and actions that values equity, belonging and diversity.

If you have questions about the President’s Diversity Awards or the nomination process, or if you need nomination materials, please email Sarah Scott.

Media contact: David Leder, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1518.