Region II Distinguished Excellence in Diversity Award

The Distinguished Excellence in Diversity Award (DEDA) acknowledges an individual that consistently demonstrates diversity competency in the field of higher education. This individual displays a commitment to diversity which creates and promotes an inclusive and equitable environment. The recipient also embodies a commitment to celebrating, appreciating and accepting diverse backgrounds, values and beliefs while also exercising their voice to stand against inequities and injustice. This is demonstrated through their diversity leadership and involvement in higher education.

Award Information

Deadline: Oct. 21, 2018

A nomination can help you to show appreciation for the people that you work with and an award can bring recognition to an individual and an institution! Join us in recognizing the outstanding achievements of both individuals and programs within NASPA Region II.

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Successful nominations will address each of the following criteria.

  • Must be a NASPA member

Past Recipients

  • 2016 | Mehtap Ferrazzano

    - Rutgers University

  • 2017 | Christina Wright-Fields

    - Marist College

  • 2018 | Yettieve Marquez-Santana

    Assistant Director of Residential Life - New York University