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Chemistry Professor, Diversity Official Honored for Student Service

EJ Edney, Eden Tanner earn Frist Award for passion to serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated dedication and passion for helping students succeed have been honored with a campuswide award for student service. Norris “EJ” Edney, assistant vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, and Eden Tanner, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, have been selected as this year’s Frist StudentRead the story …

Williams Nominated for IHL Excellence in Diversity Award

UM professor recognized for her work with first-generation students

OXFORD, Miss. – Ashleen Williams was recognized as the University of Mississippi‘s Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion award nominee during the Feb. 17 meeting of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning board of trustees. Williams was nominated by Chancellor Glenn Boyce and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion for her work with first-generation students whoRead the story …

Diversity Innovator Award Recipients for 2022 Announced

Faculty given recognition, grant for service to create more equitable campus

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi faculty members are being recognized for their efforts to make diversity, equity and inclusion a part of their work. The recipients of this year’s UM Diversity Innovator Award are Larry Pittman, professor of law and the Leonard B. Melvin Jr. Lecturer in Law; Nikki Reinemann, assistant professor ofRead the story …

Graduate Student-Led Event Highlights Pharmacy School Diversity

Tonia Aminone's Cultural Night event allows students to share their culture with peers

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the greatest strengths of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is a diversity of backgrounds. Students and faculty members hail from all over the globe, bringing unique perspectives and life experiences. For Tonia Aminone, a Ph.D. student in the Department of BioMolecular Sciences, that diverse environment was something sheRead the story …

Shawnboda Mead to Advance UM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Goals

Respected leader named vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement

OXFORD, Miss. – Shawnboda Mead, a higher education professional with more than 17 years of experience, has been named vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement at the University of Mississippi. The board of trustees of the Mississippi Institutions for Higher Learning approved Mead’s appointment at its monthly meeting Thursday (Sept. 16). As vice chancellor,Read the story …

The Costs of Diversity and Inclusion

Deborah Gray White to deliver Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History

OXFORD, Miss. – Starting in 2015, faculty, staff and students at Rutgers University gained a better understanding of the untold story of the disadvantaged populations in the university’s history through the Scarlet and Black project, co-chaired by historian Deborah Gray White. In this year’s Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History at the University of Mississippi, “TheRead the story …

Diversity Innovator Award Goes to First Class of Students

Award recognizes those working for a more equitable campus community

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has honored four students with the Diversity Innovator Student Award in recognition of their efforts to create a more diverse and equitable campus. The awards went to Ainsley Ash, a 2021 public policy leadership graduate from Meridian; Kam’ron Bracey, a graduate studentRead the story …

School of Engineering Earns National Recognition for Diversity Efforts

American Society for Engineering Education honors Ole Miss with bronze-level status

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Engineering has received bronze-level designation from the American Society for Engineering Education Diversity Recognition Program, the highest level of recognition available in the program. According to the ASEE, the designation means that UM is among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence. “As a pillar of theRead the story …

Arthur Doctor Receives IHL Diversity Educator of the Year Award

UM director of fraternity and sorority life grateful for opportunities to build equity across campus

JACKSON, Miss. – Arthur Doctor was given a monumental task when he arrived at the University of Mississippi in 2018: Increase equity in some of the university’s most established spaces, fraternities and sororities. And, he did it as the first person of color in his position. His work hasn’t gone unnoticed as the Institutions ofRead the story …

University Announces Five-Year Diversity Plan at Summit

Keynote Gregory Vincent lauds commitment, challenges community to follow through

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi officials shared the institutional commitment to strengthening a diverse and equitable learning and working environment Friday (Jan. 22) with the official launch of the university’s new Pathways to Equity strategic plan. The plan was presented as a part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement‘s second Diversity Summit,Read the story …