The President’s Diversity Awards celebrates members of the Cal Poly community who have exhibited a commitment to diversity. The awards are an opportunity to recognize individual members from the faculty, staff, and student communities as well as contributions from a recognized student organization and university group.

President’s Diversity Awards

The President’s Diversity Awards celebrates members of the Cal Poly community who have exhibited a commitment to diversity. The awards are an opportunity to recognize individual members from the faculty, staff, and student communities as well as contributions from a recognized student organization and university group.

The 2020 President’s Diversity Awards nomination period will be open from March-April. The awards ceremony will be held in May 2020. 

2018 President’s Diversity Award winners with President Armstrong and Dr. Jozi De Leon. Special guest, Dolores Huerta, attended and made closing remarks.

 

 

2018 Nominees and Finalists

 

     
 
  • Elizabeth Lamoree (FINALIST)
  • Kate Martin
  • Leola MacMillan
  • Lisa Kawamura
  • Oscar Navarro (RECIPIENT)
  • Roberta Wolfson & Grace Yeh (FINALIST)
Faculty
 
  • Bailey Hamblin
  • Beya Montero
  • Blaze Campbell (FINALIST)
  • Camille O’Bryant (FINALIST)
  • Conny Liegl
  • Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti (RECIPIENT)
  • Liz Schlemer
  • Samantha Tran
Staff
 
  • Hanna Trejo & Jennifer Panganiban
  • Jose Lozano (FINALIST)
  • Kristen Tran
  • Lauren Quinata (FINALIST)
  • Leilani Hemmings (RECIPIENT)
  • Nimrah Aslam
Student
 
  • Catherine Trujillo (RECIPIENT)
  • Craig Schultz (FINALIST)
  • Luanne Fose (FINALIST)
Excellence in Inclusive Design
 
  • Chicanx Latinx Faculty Staff Association (FINALIST)
  • Cross Cultural Centers (RECIPIENT)
  • Department of Journalism
  • Multicultural Business Program (FINALIST)
  • Pride Faculty Staff Association
  • SABE Program
Campus Organization
 
  • Black Student Union (RECIPIENT)
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma (FINALIST)
Student Group

 

Past President’s Diversity Awards Winners

 

 

Year Category Winners
2017 Lifetime Achievement Dr. Phil Bailey
2017 Faculty Dr. Jenell Navarro
2017 Staff Justin Gomez
2017 Student Zulema Aleman
2017 Campus Organization Undocumented Student Working Group
2017 Student Organization American Indian Student Association
2016 Faculty Dr. Unique Shaw-Smith
2016 Staff Catherine Trujillo and Delfina Medina-Maloney
2016 Student Marlen Castaneda
2016 Campus Office/Department Indigenous Studies in Natural Resources and the Environment (INRE) Minor
2016 Student Group Triota
2015 Faculty Dr. Jose Navarro
2015 Staff Renoda Campbell
2015 Student Rocio Gonzalez
2015 Campus Office/Department PRISM
2015 Student Group RISE
2014 Faculty Dr. Jane Lehr
2014 Staff Everette Brooks
2014 Student Caroline Tambling
2014 Campus Office/Department Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority and Underrepresented Student Participation in Stem (LSAMP)
2014 Student Group Latinos in Agriculture

 

 

 

 

Year Winners Winners
2012 Driven Towards Sisterhood Cultural Inclusion Committee- University Housing
2011 Lion Dance Team Modern Languages And Literatures Department
2010 Society of Women Engineers Ethnic Studies Department
2009 Multicultural Engineering Program Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity
2008 Omega Xi Delta Psychology & Child Development Department
2007 Counseling Services Student Life and Leadership
2006 PolyCultural Committee Social Sciences Department
2005 College of Science and Mathematics Career Services Department
2004 Summer Institute  
2003 Connections for Academic Success Minority International Research Access Program
2002 Housing and Residential Life  
2001 Women in Engineering Program  
2000 26 Hours of Science Technology in Agriculture Program
1999 Black Faculty & Staff Association  
1998 Staff Council Cultural Awareness Committee