Members of the Illinois State University community are encouraged to nominate a deserving colleague for the Strand Diversity Achievement Award.

Established by President Emeritus David Strand, the award recognizes a current Illinois State University faculty or staff member who is instrumental in extraordinary curricular or program activities that assist the University in responding to its commitment to diversity. The award recipient will be announced during the Founders Day celebration in February, and will receive individual recognition and a cash award.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, emeritus faculty, retirees, and friends of the University are encouraged to make nominations. Self-nominations are also welcome. Nominations should be submitted online and are requested by Friday, December 14, at 4:30 p.m.

Previous recipients of this award are:
Sam Mungo (School of Teaching and Learning)
Julia Visor (University Center for Learning Assistance and English)
Ronald Strickland (English)
Maura Toro‐Morn (Sociology/Anthropology)
Louis Pérez (History)
Ming‐Gon John Lian (Special Education)
Madeleine Hoss (Metcalf School)
María E. Canabal (Family and Consumer Sciences)
Marilyn Boyd (International Studies)
Kim Pereira (Theatre)
Christopher Horvath (Philosophy)
Nancy Tolson (English)
Alison Bailey (Women’s Studies)
Paula Ressler (English)
Ronald Swan (ISU Police)
Rick Lewis (Dean of Students Office)
Beverly Nance (University College)
Robert E. Lee (College of Education)
Touré F. Reed (History)
SJ Chang (College of Business)
Pamela Hoff (Education)
Kyle Ciani (History)
Dave Bentlin (Office of the President)
Doris Houston (Social Work)