President's Diversity Award

Award Criteria: Nominees in each category must have met one or more of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate a consistent pattern of firm commitment to the recruitment and retention of individuals of underrepresented populations.
  • Cultivate and promote diversity initiatives that establish and foster a more inclusive and equitable work/learning environment.
  • Consistently demonstrate efforts exceeding his or her mandated job responsibilities to promote and ensure diversity.
  • Promote and facilitate equitable education and social engagement with and between people of varying ethnic or religious backgrounds, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and/or physical and mental capabilities.
  • Exhibit visionary and insightful leadership to confront and resolve inequities through strategic decision-making, allocation of resources, and establishment of priorities.
  • Create new and progressive best practices that support the diversity goal of the UK Strategic Plan.


2007 President’s Diversity Award Recipient

Martha Thompson - President's Diversity AwardMartha Thompson accepts the President's Diversity Award from UK President Lee Todd Jr. on the behalf of the UK Cooperative Extension Service.