2016/05/06 – Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards Celebrate Important Diversity and Inclusion Work throughout Ohio State - Human Resources at Ohio State

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards Celebrate Important Diversity and Inclusion Work throughout Ohio State

Ohio State values diversity in people and ideas, and inclusion of everyone. In support of encouraging important diversity work throughout the university, the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award annually recognizes up to five recipients for exceptional diversity efforts.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni who enhance diversity with cutting-edge curriculum, mentorship, programs or policies can be nominated for the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award. The award recognizes diversity efforts in areas such as religion, race, sexual orientation and economic status. Recipients are awarded for demonstrating the university’s values and making diversity and inclusiveness part of the university’s best practices.

On April 27, President Drake presented the 2016 recipients a plaque and $1,200 cash award in recognition of their important work. This year’s winners will also be honored on the field at Ohio Stadium during the September 3 Ohio State football game.

Congratulations to the 2016 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award recipients:

Administration and Planning Diversity CouncilAdministration and Planning Diversity Council

Led by the Office of Administration and Planning Chief Diversity Officer Laura Stehura, this staff work group is fully committed to a more diverse and inclusive work environment for all of its employees. They have demonstrated a best practice model for the university through their creation of programs like the Disability Awareness Collaboration and participating in the Gay Pride Parade.

Wanda DillardWanda Dillard

As Director of Community Development for the Wexner Medical Center, Wanda is integral to ensuring federal compliance standards and serves as the lead for the Matinees that Matter program and Safe Zone training. She is also the voice and face of the Wexner Medical Center in the community, working to ensure unrestricted access to quality healthcare.

Maurice StevensMaurice Stevens

Maurice is an Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies who previously voluntarily served as chair of the Senate Diversity Committee and is known for his work on many academic and inclusive programs. His dedication has resulted in programs such as the Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at Ohio State program, the Program in Humanities Development, the Second-year Transformational Experience program and more.

Andreá WilliamsAndreá Williams

Andreá, Department of English Associate Professor, is highly regarded for her mentorship of first-generation college students through the Economic Access Initiative, as well as engaging other faculty, staff and students to commit to diversity. Through innovative diversity and inclusion workshops and programs, Andreá actively models diversity values and is a change agent on behalf of the department.

Clayton GreenbaumClayton Greenbaum

Clayton is a 4th year student majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering who known for his commitment to sharing and teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields to all kids. He has displayed tremendous effort in assisting the Women in Engineering and Minority Engineering Program through camps, schools and rural communities in Ohio.

Share this page

  • Facebook logo
  • Twitter logo
  • LinkedIn logo
  • Yammer logo
  • Google+ logo
  • Reddit logo
  • RSS logo
Search

HR FOCUS

HR Service Delivery Pilot Kicks Off

On July 1, Ohio State launched a pilot of the new Human Resources operating model through the Enterprise Project’s HRSD Team as part of the university’s broader HR Transformation efforts.

Enrollment window open for autumn term dependent tuition assistance

The enrollment window for autumn semester 2019 is open June 24, 2019, through August 23, 2019. Faculty and staff can apply online or with a paper application. Dependent tuition assistance applications must be submitted each term. The student must have a social security number on file with Buckeye Link.

Ohio State benefits: Seeking medical care while traveling

Anyone enrolled in an Ohio State faculty and staff medical plan automatically has access to Ohio State Travel Assistance when traveling outside Ohio and abroad.

Recap: Conversation with Susan Basso and HR Leadership

On Wednesday, May 22, the University Staff Advisory Committee (USAC) hosted “Conversation with Susan Basso and HR Leadership,” during which a panel of Office of Human Resources leaders discussed the HR transformations underway, including the implementation of Workday and a new HR Service Delivery model. A video of the conversation is now available.

Flexible Work Policy reminder

Flexible Work Policy 6.12 helps the university achieve a reliable and productive work environment that enables staff to balance work and personal needs. If you are interested in establishing a flexible work arrangement, work with your supervisor and review the policy for specific instructions.

RECENT ARTICLES

Career Roadmap function descriptions complete, mapping phase to start

The first drafts of function and subfunction descriptions in Career Roadmap are now complete, and new information about the position mapping phase is also available. Position mapping will be the opportunity for managers, staff, unit HR partners and senior leaders to review and confirm how current roles align to Career Roadmap.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Football Game

In recognition for all you do, faculty and staff have the opportunity to be randomly selected to receive four complimentary tickets to the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Buckeye Football Game at noon on August 31. Faculty and staff must opt-in by Friday, July 19, at 11:59 p.m.

Staff Career Development Grant Applications Accepted Until July 31

The Staff Career Development Grant provides staff an opportunity to further their growth and development. Eligible staff can apply for up to $1,250 for individuals, $1,750 for groups of 2-10 and $2,000 for groups of 11 or more towards professional development, education or training costs related to job and/or career goals.

Fueling the next generation: How Zia Ahmed uses food services to enhance student development

Zia Ahmed’s childhood experiences, passion to help students and true love for being a Buckeye have led to what he calls his “dream job” creating an exceptional, sustainable and student-centric experience as Ohio State’s dining services senior director.

True Carmicle danced away 50 pounds

This same time last year I was at a place in my life where I didn't even think it was possible to lose weight. I had convinced myself that diets did not work for me, surgery wasn't an option financially, and the 10-15 pounds lost from exercises would eventually just find me again! Then I had a friend approach me about joining her wellness group.
News Home