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Congratulations to Becky Warner, ADVANCE Principal Investigator and Professor of Sociology for receiving the Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award! The award "recognizes a member of the OSU community who contributes to and enhances the environment of OSU through consistent and sustained efforts to improve opportunities for the diverse communities we serve."
Watch the 2018 University Day Awards video from minute 19:35 to 21:30 to hear about Dr. Warner's achievements related to diversity, equity, and inclusion advocacy. See a transcript of the video below.
In her multiple roles as Senior Vice Provost, PI for NSF ADVANCE Grant, department chair and faculty colleague, Warner has impacted the lives of faculty, students and staff alike in ways that actively promote and enhance equity and inclusion among the diverse community OSU serves. Her nominators wrote:
Dr. Warner’s service as a part of OSU ADVANCE demonstrates her engagement in innovative curriculum and program development across various communities of difference. For example in her role as co-principal investigator Dr. Warner has served to accelerate the study and practice of equity, inclusion, and justice for women and others from historically under-represented groups in the academy. Dr. Warner’s work with Faculty Fellows is tireless, and represents her development of immersive learning that expands consciousness and responsibly related to social justice. Alongside and aligned with her ongoing support for faculty and staff advancement Dr. Warner is heavily committed to promoting a diverse student body. In her role as chair of the Department of Sociology, member of the Faculty Senate, and through her service on a variety of committees to ensure student success, Dr. Warner has shown strong commitments to creating a just university capable of sustaining equity for all students.