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John T. Casteen, III

Diversity - Equity - Inclusion Leadership Award



2013 John T. Casteen III Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Leadership Award Ceremony

Gordon Burris, Special Advisor to the President, makes remarks about the award.

The Virginia Sil'hooettes, the most award-winning all-female a cappella group at the University of Virginia, performs during the award ceremony.

Barbara Ruddy, nominator for the award winner, addresses the audience on Kim Forde-Mazrui's accomplishments in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Marcus Martin, VP and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, presents the award to 2013 recipient Kim Forde-Mazrui.

Kim Forde-Mazrui, 2013 award recipient.

2013 award recipient Kim Forde-Mazrui addresses the luncheon attendees.

2013 John T. Casteen III 2010 award recipient and Bob Covert 2012 award recipient stand with Kim Forde-Mazrui (center).

2013 John T. Casteen III Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Leadership Award Ceremony

2013 John T. Casteen III Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Leadership Award Ceremony

2011 award recipient Angela Davis and 2010 award recipient John T. Casteen III stand with Bob Covert (center).

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 honors a member of the University community who best demonstrates a dedication to leadership and the ability to create a setting in which the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion is paramount. The recipient will be announced annually. For the inception year of 2010, the award committee selected outgoing University President John T. Casteen III. Henceforth, a Call for Nominations selection process will be utilized.

Criteria

  • The nominee/ recipient must be a current student, faculty, or staff member at the University of Virginia;
  • The nominee/ recipient must have demonstrated a deep commitment and distinct passion for diversity at the University of Virginia and community;
  • The nominee/ recipient must exemplify a leadership role in increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Virginia and community;
  • The nominee/ recipient must have achieved a sustainable and quantifiable impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Virginia and community.

Selection Committee

The selection committee for the John T. Casteen, III Diversity - Equity - Inclusion Leadership Award will include seven voting members, consisting of:

  • The Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity or his designee, as chair;
  • Six at-large members selected by the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity from the university community, including one student member;
  • One ex-officio, non-voting member from the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, serving as Executive Secretary.

Nomination Process

Any member of the University community (student, faculty, or staff) is eligible for nomination, according to the above criteria. In addition to the nomination form, the committee requires a letter describing how the nominee  has exemplified the award-related criteria and three additional letters of support (one of which must be from outside the nominee's department or school).

Award Recipients

2010 - John T. Casteen, III

2011 - Angela M. Davis

2012 - Bob Covert

2013 - Kim Forde-Mazrui

Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014.  Please submit a completed nomination form and letters of support to Gail Prince-Davis, Office for Diversity and Equity, Post Office Box 400881, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4881 (phone 434-243-4311). Contact the Office for Diversity and Equity with any questions regarding the nomination process.