Praise for Diversity at Stockton University
INSIGHT Into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award
The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award, open to all colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus through initiatives, programs and outreach; student recruitment, retention and completion; and hiring practices for faculty and staff.
Applications are comprehensive, covering all aspects of campus diversity and inclusion. One of the goals of the application process is to help institutions of higher education assess their diversity efforts in order to build on their success and improve where necessary.
The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)’s Institutional Excellence Award
The Institutional Excellence Award recognizes the results of institutional leadership transformation. This award will be given to an institutional member that has demonstrated measurable progress in promoting and sustaining innovative diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within their campus community. These efforts may involve but are not limited to, institutional leadership, curricular reform, institutional transformation, professional development, assessment policies and practices, accountability measures, and outreach efforts.
Galloway, N.J. – Stockton University has received the 2018 Institutional Excellence Award from The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE).
Chief Officer for Institutional Diversity and Equity Valerie Hayes accepted the award on behalf of the university at the NADOHE conference in Washington, D.C., in March.
The award was one of four presented in different categories.
NADOHE President, Archie W. Ervin said: "We are delighted to recognize this year's Inclusive Excellence Award recipients and their institutions for their stellar accomplishments with moving the needle toward inclusive excellence practices within American higher education."
American Association for Access Equity and Diversity (AAAED)’s Cesar Estrada Chavez Award
The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership in support of workers' rights and humanitarian issues.
Galloway, N.J. – Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman will receive the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED), the organization of equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action professionals announced today.
The Cesar Estrada Chavez Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership in support of workers' rights and humanitarian issues.
“It is an incredible honor to be recognized with the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award by the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity for my leadership,” said President Kesselman. “Stockton is the true champion for its commitments to humanitarian issues and working to overcome economic inequality, with projects on the regional, national and international levels.”
2016 INSIGHT Into Diversity Giving Back Award
The INSIGHT Into Diversity Giving Back Award honors college presidents and chancellors who go above and beyond their everyday duties to give back to their institutions and communities.
Galloway, NJ – Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman today received 2016 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.
The Giving Back Award honors presidents and chancellors of colleges and universities who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and “give back” to their campuses and communities. Kesselman will be featured, along with 26 other recipients nationwide, in the April 2016 Leadership Support and Giving Back issue of the magazine.
Giving Back Award recipients were nominated by a colleague and selected by INSIGHT Into Diversity based on their outstanding demonstration of social responsibility, a commitment to charitable services, and involvement with students, faculty, and staff to serve underrepresented populations. Each honoree is recognized for his or her passion, dedication, and philanthropic achievements.
“I am humbled to be recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity with the Giving Back Award,” said Kesselman. “Stockton is committed to diversity and inclusion, and I am proud to do my part by promoting scholarships, mentoring, academic programs, cultural events and global and community partnerships that build and support a diverse Stockton community. Reaching out to help others brings out the best in all of us, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve.”
About Celebrate Diversity
The Committee on Campus Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (CCDIE) welcomes new and returning readers to the latest issue of Celebrate Diversity Digest. We invite you to learn more about issues of campus diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice covered in this newsletter.
The CCDIE includes faculty, staff, students and alumni who contribute to the university’s efforts to support and further these four areas on our campus, as well as the university’s mission to develop engaged and effective citizens with the capacity to adapt to change in a multicultural, interdependent world.
About the Communications Subcommittee
This subcommittee explores best practices of marketing and raising awareness of Stockton’s diversity and inclusion programs and efforts and then implements those practices, where appropriate, in collaboration with University Relations & Marketing.
Communications Subcommittee Members
- Valerie Hayes, Chief Officer for Diversity & Inclusion andconvener for all subcommittees
- Stacey Clapp, Director of Strategic Communications, University Relations & Marketing
- Loukaia Taylor, '22, Multicultural Communications Specialist, University Relations & Marketing
- Kameika Murphy, Associate Professor of Atlantic History, School of Arts & Humanities
- Esther Lawrence, Assistant Dean of Business, School of Business
- Seth Richards, Associate Director for the Office of Student Conduct, Student Affairs
- Jestina Drysdale, Assistant Director for the Office of Student Conduct, Student Affairs
- Yesenia Pacheco, '22/'23, Coordinator of Student Transition, Access and Retention, Student Affairs
- Van Nhi Ho, Coordinator of LGBTQ+ Initiatives, Women's Gender & Sexuality Center
- Ashley Dalisay, '23, Student, Accelerated Bachelor's of Nursing
- Amira Walker, '23, Student, Business Dual Degree