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Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action and Diversity Award Recipients

Find information about UC San Diego's Diversity Champions.

2016 Equal Opportuntity/Affirmative Action & Diversity Award Recipients

The Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards Program honors individuals and departments that show outstanding support for the UCSD Principles of Community.

The following 2016 Diversity Champions were honored at a ceremony on March 1, 2017. Find out more about the awards and ceremony.

Vice Chancellor recipients

  • Professor Darren J. Lipomi - Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs
  • Michelle Tillman - Vice Chancellor Advancement
  • Irma Martinez Velasco - Chancellor's Office
  • Housing Dining Hospitality, Cross Training Program - Vice Chancellor Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. Mounir Soliman - Vice Chancellor Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Autumn Backhaus, PhD - Vice Chancellor Health Sciences
  • SIO Community for Diversity Hire - Vice Chancellor Marine Sciences
  • Center for Energy Research Diversity Committee - Vice Chancellor Research
  • Residential Security Officers - Vice Chancellor Resource Management and Planning
  • Earl W. Edwards - Vice Chancellor Student Affairs
  • David Mier - UC San Diego Health  

University-wide individual recipients

  • Christine J. Alvarado - Video
  • Alexandra C. Bortnick - Video
  • Jennifer Burney - Video
  • Pamela C. Cosman - Video
  • Cesar Figueroa, Ed.D. - Video
  • Quinn M. Konopacky - Video
  • JoAnn Trejo - Video
  • Belinda Zamacona - Video

University-wide department/unit recipients

  • ArtPower - Video
  • Housing Dining Hospitality, Kosher/Halal Program - Video
  • Initiative for Maximizing Student Development - Video

Student Recipients

  • Jason Dorwart - Video
  • Erick Ramirez Manriquez - Video

Prior Recipients

2015 Vice Chancellor recipients

  • Todd P. Coleman  Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs
  • Jessie L. Brooks Vice Chancellor Advancement
  • BFS Strive Leadership Program Vice Chancellor Chief Financial Officer
  • Daphne V. Taylor-Garcia Vice Chancellor Equit, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Division of Medical Education Vice Chancellor Health Sciences
  • Dr. Stuart A. Sandin Vice Chancellor Marine Sciences 
  • UCSD Community Stations Vice Chancellor Research
  • Manuel Nel Garcia Vice Chancellor Resource Management and Planning
  • Dr. David Artis Vice Chancellor Student Affiars
  • Dion Brown UC San Diego Health

University-wide individual recipients

University-wide department recipients

  • Center for Student Involvement - Video
  • UC San Diego Intercollegiate Athletics - Video

Student Recipients

  • Monique Lenae Grimaldi - Video
  • Jennifer Maria Benavides - Video

2014 Vice Chancellor recipients

  • Professor Brian G. Keating – Vice Academic Affairs
  • Alumni and Community Engagement – Vice Chancellor Advancement
  • Marc Cunningham – Vice Chancellor Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. Shaun Travers – Vice Chancellor Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Scott R. VandenBerg, M.D., Ph.D. – Vice Chancellor Health Sciences
  • Jane L. Teranes – Vice Chancellor Marine Sciences
  • Michael L. Norman – Vice Chancellor Research
  • Deborah A. Centeno – Resource Management & Planning
  • Gary Ratcliff, Ph.D. – Vice Chancellor Student Affairs
  • Thomas Collins – UC San Diego Health

University-wide individual recipients

  • Tamika A. Franklin - Video
  • Olivia A Graeve - Video
  • Mark A. Lawson, Ph.D. - Video
  • Robert S. Pomeroy - Video
  • Adele Savage - Video
  • Dr. Susan S. Yonezawa - Video

University-wide department/unit recipients

  • CREATE STEM Success Initiative Team - Video
  • Student Worker Collective - Video

Student Recipients

  • Colin King - Video
  • Hilda Graciela Uriarte - Video  

2013 Vice Chancellor recipients

  • Division of Arts & Humanities High School Outreach Program – Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs
  • UC San Diego Emeriti Mentor Program – Vice Chancellor Chief Financial Officer
  • Edwina Welch, Ed.D. – Vice Chancellor Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
  • Bess H. Marcus, Ph.D. – Vice Chancellor Health Sciences
  • Cheryl L. Peach – Vice Chancellor Marine Sciences
  • Carlos D. Molina – Vice Chancellor Research
  • Patricia Lea’e – Vice Chancellor Resource Management & Planning
  • Jon Carlos Senour – Vice Chancellor Student Affairs
  • Patricia T. Atanoa – UC San Diego Health

University-wide individual recipients

  • Ellen Beck, M.D. - Video
  • Adam J. Burgasser, Ph.D. -  Video
  • Pedro J. Cabrales, Ph.D. - Video
  • Diane Forbes Berthoud, Ph.D. - Video
  • Amy P. Hsiao - Video
  • Olga A. Vasques, Ph.D. - Video

University-wide department/unit recipients

  • Department of Psychiatry Chair’s Advisory Committee on Diversity Issues - Video
  • MedEd-Office of Diversity and Community Partnerships - Video
  • Native American Student Alliance (NASA) - Video
  • UC San Diego Overnight Program for Newly Admitted Students - Video

2012 Vice Chancellor recipients

  • R. Bruce Arnold – Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs
  • Hire Online Team – Vice Chancellor Chief Financial Officer
  • Jill Dumbauld Nery – Vice Chancellor Health Sciences
  • Leslee Matsushige & Fernando Nosratpour – Vice Chancellor Marine Sciences
  • Joseph R. Romero – Resource Management & Planning
  • Ann Klein – Vice Chancellor Student Affairs
  • Aaron J. Byzak – UC San Diego Health

University-wide individual recipients

  • Luis Alvarez - Video
  • Laura Connelly  - Video
  • Nadine George-Graves - Video
  • Davyda Johnson - Video
  • Margie Mathewson - Video
  • Frieder Seible - Video
  • Robina Shaheen, Ph.D. - Video
  • Lakeysha Sowunmi - Video

University-wide department/unit recipients

  • Housing Administrative and Triton Account Services - Video
  • The Village of Residential Life - Video
  • UCSD Extension K-16 Programs - Video