Diversity & Inclusion

Office of University Diversity and Inclusion

Past President's Diversity Award Winners

The President's Diversity Award is a celebration of the organizations and members of the Cal Poly community who have demonstrated a commitment to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus. We at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion celebrate all who have been awarded the President's Diversity Award during its 25-year history.

2024 President's Diversity Award Winners

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  AWARD AWARDEE
  Dolores Huerta "Si Se Puede" Award for Transformational Leadership  To Be Announced                                  
 

Excellence In Inclusive Design

Michelle Chariton
  Student Award Cristian Reyes
 

Faculty Award

Dr. Farah Al-Nakib
 

Staff Award

Mandy Blackburn
 

Staff Award

Maria Manzano

 

Campus Department 

Counseling Services Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce 
 

Student Organization

Black Student Union

2023 President's Diversity Award Winners

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  AWARD AWARDEE
  Dolores Huerta "Si Se Puede" Award for Transformational Leadership  Adrienne Garcia-Specht                                  
 

Excellence In Inclusive Design

Pamela Dougherty
  Student Award Kaylee Benting
 

Faculty Award

Dr. Ana Cabezas
 

Faculty Award

Dr. Tina Cheuk
 

Staff Award

Dr. Sarah Macdonald

 

Campus Department 

University Housing 
 

Student Organization

Latinos in Agriculture

2022 President's Diversity Award Winners

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  AWARD AWARDEE
  Dolores Huerta "Si Se Puede" Award for Transformational Leadership  Dr. Jenell Navarro
 

Excellence In Inclusive Design

Cal Poly Disability Alliance
 

Faculty Award

Dr. Regulus Allen, English
 

Student Award

Barbara Rodriguez, Animal Science
 

Staff Award

John Lee, Disability Resource Center
 

Staff Award

Kari Mansager, Campus Health & Wellbeing

 

Campus Department 

Ethnic Studies 
 

Student Organization

American Indian Science & Engineering Society

2021 President's Diversity Award Winners 

  Award Awardee
  Dolores Huerta "Si Se Puede" Award for Transformational Leadership  Beya Makekau, Student Diversity and Belonging
 

Faculty Award

Dr. Amber Williams, Psychology and Child Development 
 

Student Award

Ashlee Hernandez
 

Staff Award

Lilianne Tang, Multicultural Center 
 

Staff Award

Olivia Tran, Gender Equity Center 

 

Campus Department/Group

APIDA FSA
 

Student Organization

CLA Student Diversity Committee

No Awards Given in 2020

2019 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Excellence In Inclusive Design

Cal Poly University Housing
 

Faculty Award

Dr. Louise Edwards, Physics 
 

Student Award

Katie Ettl & Gianna Bissa 
 

Staff Award

Davona Mason
 

Staff Award

Dave Dobis

 

Campus Department/Group Award

Chicanx/Latinx FSA  
 

Student Organization Award

PolyCultural Weekend

2018 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Excellence In Inclusive Design

Catherine Trujillo, Robert E. Kennedy Library
 

Faculty Award

Dr. Oscar Navarro, School of Education
 

Student Award

Leilani Hemmings
 

Staff Award

Jennifer Teramoto-Pedrotti
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Cross Cultural Centers
 

Student Organization Award

Black Student Union

2017 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Faculty Award

Dr. Jenell Navarro, Ethnic Studies 
 

Student Award

Zulema Aleman
 

Staff Award

Justin Gomez
 

Campus Department/Group Award 

Undocumented Students Working Group
 

Student Organization Award 

American Indian Student Association 

2016 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Faculty Award

Dr. Unique Shaw-Smith, Sociology 
 

Student Award

Marlen Dias Casteneda
 

Staff Award

Catherine Trujillo
 

Staff Award

Delfina Medina-Murphy

 

Campus Department/Group Award

INRE Minor Development Committee
 

Student Organization Award

Triota

2015 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Faculty Award

Dr. Jose Navarro, Ethnic Studies 
 

Student Award

Rocio Gonzales
 

Staff Award

Renoda Campbell
 

Campus Department/Group Award

PRISM
 

Student Organization Award

RISE

2014 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Faculty Award

Dr. Jane Lehr, Women's Gender and Queer Studies 
 

Student Award

Caroline Trambling
 

Staff Award

Everette Brooks 

 

Campus Department/Group Award

LSAMP 
 

Student Organization Award

Latinos in Agriculture

No Awards Given in 2013

2012 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Cultural Inclusion Committee, Campus Housing
 

Student Organization Award

Driven Towards Sisterhood

2011 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Modern Languages & Literature 
 

Student Organization Award

Cal Poly Lion Dance Team 

2010 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Ethnic Studies 
 

Student Organization Award

Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers  

2009 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Multicultural Engineering Program 
 

Student Organization Award

Delta Lambda Phi

2008 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Psychology and Child Development 
 

Student Organization Award

Omega Xi Delta 

2007 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Counseling Services 
  Campus Department/Group Award Student Life & Leadership 

2006 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

PolyCultural Committee 
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Social Sciences Department

2005 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

College of Science & Mathematics 
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Career Services 

2004 President's Diversity Awardee

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Summer Institute 

2003 President's Diversity Awardees

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Minority International Research Access Program 
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Connections fro Academic Success 

2002 President's Diversity Awardee

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Housing and Residential Life

2001 President's Diversity Awardee

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 

2000 President's Diversity Awardee

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

College of Science & Mathematics 

1999 President's Diversity Awardee

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Black Faculty Staff Association

1998 President's Diversity Awardee

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Staff Council Cultural Awareness Committee

1997 President's Diversity Awardee

  Award Awardee
 

Campus Department/Group Award

Staff Council Cultural Awareness Committee 

 

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