Old Dominion University recognizes the inherent value of diversity and inclusion in the classroom, workplace, and community and will recognize Diversity Champions each semester.  Designed to honor and celebrate individuals who encourage and advance the principles of Inclusive Excellence, the Diversity Champion award will promote the positive impact diversity and inclusion has upon our university community.


The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity invites members of the University community to nominate individuals from the following categories: 



Please submit nominations for the fall Diversity Champions recognition by November 1, 2013


The 2012-13 recipients were:

Administrators:           Don Stansberry, Bruce Stewart, Sr. and Denisse Thillet


Staff:                                Pat Beauter, Cpt. Richard Cox  and Sheila Haqq


Faculty:                           Dr. Ling Li, Dr. Debra Major, Dr. Garrett McAulifee,

                                           Dr. Berhanu Mengistu, Dr. Chris Platsoucas and Dr. Gregory Selby


Students:                        Sara Nobles, Wendy Scott, Ta”Niesha “Tanny” Simmons and

                                    David Williams-Tortolini


Community:               Dr. Agnes Moon and Dr. Dilip Sarkar


Additionally, in the spring we will present the President’s Award for Diversity to our “Diversity Champion of Champions;” the recipient who most promotes diversity and inclusion at ODU. Dr. Ed Gomez was the 2012-2013 recipient.


We are confident that you will be able to identify several members of the ODU and Hampton Roads community whose commitment to diversity and inclusion is worthy of recognition.


The nomination form can be found at:


* Flier - Nominations - announcement.pub  (150 KB)

Posted By: Lynn Smith
Date: Fri Oct 18 10:37:45 EDT 2013