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Washkewicz College, Third Time Winner of President’s Award for “Excellence in Diversity”

The Office of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement, a division of University Engagement, concluded its program year with the annual Diversity Councils Awards Celebration. The breakfast event was well attended and the presentations, by the chairs and co-chairs of the Diversity Councils from the Colleges and Administrative Departments, represented the overall diversity and inclusion goals of the University. President Berkman was pleased with the diligent work and sincere commitment of all the councils.

We are excited to be among this year’s winners of the President’s Award for Excellence in Diversity. This is the third time Washkewicz College of Engineering has received this award. Congratulations to Chair Dr. Lili Dong, Co-Chair Rose Begalla and the entire Dean’s Diversity Council (DDC) for your hard work.

We would like to congratulate the other winners and look forward to another increasingly engaging program year.

The Washkewicz College o Engineering’s DDC is comprised of faculty, staff, students and community leaders. Our Mission Statement is “to promote a culturally and intellectually rich environment for diversity and inclusion, support the professional success and personal development of all members of the Washkewicz College of Engineering.” Our supporting goals are:

1.       Enrich the campus climate for diversity and inclusion through multi-cultural programs

2.       Strengthen recruitment, retention, achievement and graduation of diverse students

We held, and participated in, several activities throughout the academic year including hosting an “Implicit Bias” workshop followed by book discussions in which faculty and staff from across the University participated, 8th annual “Inclusion Conference”, Global Awareness Day, Women-in-Engineering Recognition Dinner, attended the Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing, held a Diversity Networking Program, and “Preparing Diverse Students to Pursue Careers in Rehabilitation” proposal funded by the National Science Foundation commencing Summer 2017 through 2019.

CSU’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

A commitment to creating a campus environment that not only recognizes, appreciates and values the talents, abilities, experiences and perspectives of every member of the CSU community, but also uses those characteristics to achieve educational and organizational objectives while producing a robust, creative environment.