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The Diversity Recognition Award was implemented in 2003 by the DLC through the vision of Audrey Smith, former Vice President for Human Resources and ex-officio member, who retired from the University in September 2003.
The purpose of the Award is to acknowledge outstanding accomplishments of faculty, staff and students whose demonstrable efforts foster greater appreciation, advancement and celebration of diversity and inclusiveness in the Johns Hopkins culture and environment.
All faculty, staff and students at Johns Hopkins University, the Health System and Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), except current members of the Council, are eligible to participate. Individuals may self nominate or be nominated by any Johns Hopkins community member. *Note: In an effort to provide fair recognition of all deserving nominees, previous award recipients are ineligible until six years following their last award.
Nominations should describe the nominee’s commitment to the advancement of diversity, inclusion, or multiculturalism as demonstrated by efforts and accomplishments.
In winter of each academic year, the Council publishes an invitation to the Johns Hopkins community to submit nominations for the Award. Each nominee’s materials are reviewed by an Award Committee, comprised of members of the Council, and nominees are notified of their selection status in March. The annual Awards Ceremony is held in May and awards are presented by University President Ronald Daniels.