John T. Casteen, III Diversity - Equity - Inclusion Leadership Award

John T. Casteen, III Diversity - Equity - Inclusion Leadership Award

angela davis
bob covert
kim forde-mazrui
hajar
martin davidson
ashley
joel hockensmith
deborah mcdowell
frank dukes
derrick alridge
gary nimax
valerie gregory
casteen

About the Award

In 2010, The Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity at the University of Virginia established the John T. Casteen, III Diversity - Equity - Inclusion Leadership Award. The award recognizes and honors individual members of the University community who best demonstrate exemplary leadership in the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Virginia or in the local community. 

The selection committee seeks to honor one student, one staff and one faculty member from among the University of Virginia, UVA Health and University of Virginia’s College at Wise communities.

Qualifications

Criteria

Candidates must be a current student, faculty, or staff member at the University of Virginia, UVA Health or the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

The nominees/recipients must have demonstrated a deep commitment and distinct passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Virginia or local community; an exemplary leadership role in increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Virginia or local community; and achievement of a significant and quantifiable impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Virginia or local community.

Selection Committee

A working group of the University’s Diversity Council will serve as the selection committee for the John T. Casteen, III Diversity - Equity - Inclusion Leadership Award.

Nomination Process

Anyone may nominate or self-nominate a candidate for the John T. Casteen, III DEI Leadership Award. Nominations must include the following documents by March 18, 2022 to be eligible for consideration:

1. Nomination Form

2. Nomination Letter (1) providing a comprehensive overview of the candidate’s leadership and contributions toward diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Virginia or local community.

3. Letters of Support (2) highlighting the candidate’s leadership and contributions toward diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Virginia or local community. At least one letter of support must be from outside the nominee's department.

Recognition 

2022 award winners received a $1,500 award, and a commemorative plaque, and their accomplishments were announced in UVA Today.

Award Recipients

Recipients
Year Award Recipients
2010 John T. Casteen, III
2011

Angela M. Davis

2012 Bob Covert
2013 Kim Forde-Mazrui
2014

Hajar Ahmed

Martin Davidson

2015

Ashley Blackwell

Joel Hockensmith

2016

Frank Dukes

Deborah McDowell

2017

Attiya Latif

Randy Canterbury

2018

Derrick Alridge

Gary Nimax

2019 Valerie Gregory
2020

Elizabeth Beasley

Catherine Casey

Samantha Melinda Perez

2021

Tabitha Smith
Darius Carter
Susan Kools

2022

Garrick Louis

Sanjeev Kumar

Jennifer Hulvey

DEADLINE & SUBMISSION DETAILS

Submit the nomination form and additional materials by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023. All questions should be directed to Gail Prince-Davis (gip8w@virginia.edu). If you have problems uploading the Nomination Letter and Letters of Support, they may be emailed to Gail Prince-Davis. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

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