State diversity award
July 12, 2017
Delaware SHRM presents UD with Diversity and Inclusion Award
The University of Delaware was named a co-winner of the top Diversity and Inclusion Award for actively promoting inclusive excellence in the workplace during the Delaware Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Conference held July 11 at the Dover Downs Conference Center.
The award noted that UD “contributes to and enhances the environment through a sustained commitment to improve opportunities for the diverse communities” served by the institution.
Carol Henderson, vice provost for diversity at UD, said, “One of the hallmarks of a great institution is its ability to harness the extraordinary gifts and talents of its diverse citizenry to do extra-ordinary things in our communities. These acts have the potential to change the world. Inclusive excellence, as a practice, ensures that we as an institution continue to cultivate an environment at UD that promotes student success and the holistic development of faculty and staff.
“This award is a testament to all the hard work we have embarked on in our pursuit to move our campus toward inclusive excellence,” she said. “We still have much work to do, but it is wonderful to be acknowledged for the efforts we are making.”
Materials provided to SHRM outlined measures the University is taking in the areas of executive leadership development, hiring practices for faculty and staff, professional development education and awareness, Title IX education and outreach, advocacy and support, climate and culture, and the celebration of diversity on campus.
UD’s award submission was prepared by Jennifer Daniels, associate director in the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and Joyce Henderson, assistant director of the Career Services Center, with assistance from Jared Aupperle, manager of recruitment in Human Resources.
With more than 300 members, Delaware SHRM provides professional development, resources, education, leadership development and peer networking to enable its members to make informed decisions, stimulate professional growth and enhance workplace contributions.