Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Established in 2017, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Award recognizes the exceptional and exemplary work of an individual, outside primary, work-related responsibilities, in advancing the values of, inclusion, equity, and diversity across the University of Nevada, Reno, and among the greater and surrounding communities.

Announced at the annual Honor the Best ceremony, the recipient receives a $1,500 award.

Nomination process

Previous award recipients

  • 2023 - Ignacio Montoya, Assistant Professor
  • 2022 - Juana Reynoza-Gomez, Director of Advising, Recruitment and Retention
  • 2022 - Alexis Erwin, Manager of Prospective Student Events and Programming
  • 2021 - Lorraine Benuto, Associate Professor
  • 2020 - Eleni Oikonomidoy, Associate Dean and Professor
  • 2019 - Stephen Rock, Director and Professor
  • 2018 - Albert Lee, Associate Professor
  • 2017 - Melanie Duckworth, Associate Dean and Associate Professor