Nominations for the Diversity Catalyst Awards due by Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 (January 21, 2014)

August 28, 2015

The deadline is rapidly approaching to nominate those in your area who have gone above and beyond the scope of their jobs to promote diversity and inclusion on our campus. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight the work of the people and programs at the University of Iowa by nominating them for one of these prestigious awards. More information and a link to the nomination form can be found online.

Recipients of the award are selected by a committee of UI students, faculty, and staff members and will receive up to $500, an engraved award, and will be added to the list of distinguished Diversity Catalyst Award recipients.

Also, mark your calendars for the 2014 Diversity Catalyst Awards Reception, which will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 3-5 p.m. in the IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom. Winners of this award and the Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Achievement Awards will be recognized at this free, open event.

Please forward this announcement or post it in your area to notify others. Contact Dana Dominguez in the Chief Diversity Office at 319-353-2388 or diversity-awards@uiowa.edu with questions.

About the author

Jennifer Modestou, Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Jennifer Modestou

Director, Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Jennifer has worked at the University of Iowa’s Equal Opportunity and Diversity office since 1992.  Prior to her appointment as director of the office in 2007, she served as its director of campus relations. 

A native of California, Jennifer received a bachelor of arts degree (with honors) in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.  Jennifer spent a year abroad in Italy as an undergraduate, studying Italian language/culture at the University for Foreigners in Perugia and studying political science and economics at the University of Padova, Italy.