Kenya and Kevin Faulkner Equity and Justice Staff Award in the College of the Liberal Arts

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General Information

This award provides recognition to staff members employed in the College of the Liberal Arts who are making a difference by developing, supporting, and/or promoting programs and initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


We are looking for employees who foster, develop, and/or launch initiatives that help to enhance or expand the College's work in creating a more equitable and inclusive work environment.

  • Identifies and drives initiatives or programs that foster inclusion
  • Provides support that moves diversity and equity programs from concept to action
  • Is a key player, whether behind the scenes or front-facing, that actively engages in supporting the College's vision of an equitable and inclusive work environment



Nominating Procedure

Nominations may be made by faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The nomination shall consist of:

  • Nominator Information
  • Nominee Information
  • Two supporting letters, each letter not to exceed one page in length:
    • One letter of support from the nominator
    • One additional letter of support from nominee's immediate supervisor

*If the nominator and immediate supervisor are the same, please provide an additional letter of support from someone who has a working relationship with the nominee.


Mini Statue + $1,000

Eligibility Requirements

Regular and limited-term, non-exempt, exempt, and technical service employees in the College of the Liberal Arts.

  • Employed by the College for a minimum of 12 months as of the nomination deadline
  • Must be rated as a successful contributor or above per the performance evaluation metrics and has not had any disciplinary actions within the last 12 months
  • Past recipients of awards are eligible for nomination in the same category after three years unless otherwise specified within the award description

Wondering who to nominate? Sample questions to get you started:

  • Who is always willing to roll up their sleeves and engage in supporting diversity and equity initiatives?
  • Who routinely takes action to support inclusion within, and beyond their sphere of influence?
  • Who identifies opportunities to foster a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment?
  • Without whom would a key diversity program or initiative have been less successful?

Nominee Information

Nominator Information

Nominee Supervisor Information

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