The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 15 recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students, or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities across the state.
Kayoung Kim, assistant psychology professor on the UW-Fond du Lac campus, and Mai Khou Xiong, assistant director of multicultural retention programs, on the UW Oshkosh campus, are among those awarded.
This year is the 23rd anniversary of the award through which 375 women of color have been recognized for their transformational work.
“The UW System has a longstanding commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at our institutions. This award honors women of color whose advocacy, activism and scholarship has resulted in the positive transformation of our UW System campuses and surrounding communities,” UW System President Ray Cross said. “Through the efforts of this year’s award recipients, our campuses and communities have become more welcoming and equitable places to learn, work and live.”
Recipients will be formally recognized on Nov. 8, 2018, in Madison at an awards ceremony and reception which will be held in conjunction with UW System’s presentation of the Dr. P.B. Poorman Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.