The President’s Council on Diversity & Inclusiveness awards two Champions of Inclusive Excellence Awards for the practice of embedding diversity and inclusiveness into every part of the University. These awards are presented, annually, to a person, group, or organization who has, through their actions, demonstrated a commitment to the goals of Inclusive Excellence at USD. Such actions might include (but are not limited to): supporting diversity activities and services; working to address issues of inequity; broadening the scope of inclusiveness on the campus; promoting respect for diverse backgrounds and worldviews; demonstrating advocacy for social justice and intercultural awareness.
Laurie Lind, Health Science Instructor, USD School of Health Sciences
Gary W. Cheeseman, Ph.D. Associate Professor, USD School of Education