Excellence in Diversity Award

The Excellence in Diversity Award annually recognizes SoE faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to campus climate toward building a diverse and equitable School of Education. It includes a $1000 monetary award made possible by gifts from the Luvern and Marquerite Kopp Fund.

Award Criteria

This award will recognize faculty ​or staff who have achieved excellence in diversity in the areas of:

  • Preparation of students, staff, and faculty to thrive personally and professionally in a world that is diverse, global, and interconnected (Beyond Diversity Planning: A Call to Action, Diversity Forum October 2009, Seeding Inclusive Excellence)
  • Improving culture, climate, and communications (Dean Underwood, SOE Strategic Initiatives 2009-10)
  • Recruiting, supporting and retaining excellent and diverse faculty, administrators, staff, and students (Dean Underwood, SOE Strategic Initiatives 2009-10)

View previous recipients


The nomination packet* should include the following:

  • Letter of nomination
  • Nominee’s current CV/résumé
  • Letter of support from nominee’s colleague (student, staff, faculty or community member)

    *Nominations remain active for two years beyond the year of submission



 Please submit nominations in one of the following ways:

  • Online nomination form (upload digital files of supporting documents)
  • Email to Public Relations Coordinator ​Jody Moen
  • Mail or deliver to:
    School of Education External Relations Office
    Attn: Jody Moen
    181 Education Building
    1000 Bascom Mall
    Madison, WI 53706

Review & Selection

All nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of previous award winners and chaired by an associate dean in the School of Education. Recipients will be invited to a school-wide awards ceremony ​on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.


Contact Jody Moen, jody.moen@wisc.edu or 608.265.7875

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