Each year, the Arts & Sciences Council honors outstanding faculty members for their teaching, service, mentoring and research. Since her arrival, Dean Valerie Ashby has also bestowed honors on those who distinguished themselves through leadership and the advancement of diversity.
Drs. Shaundra Daily and Nicki Washington (CompSci) were awarded the Dean's Diversity Award. The professors designed the Cultural Competence in Computing Fellows Program – known as 3C – to address issues of systemic racism and bias that directly impact students from minoritized groups and also faculty, as issues of race, gender and intersectionality impact hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions in higher education.
Dr. Richard Powell (Art and Art History) was awarded the Dean's Leadership Award. Dr. Powell recognized for his authority on African American art and culture, Rick has organized numerous art exhibitions at major museums, has also written extensively on topics ranging from primitivism to postmodernism, and was selected to present the 71st A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Read more about the awards and their work here.