UW-Green Bay staff members earn recognition at UW System awards program

diversity-award-postStaff members Stacie Christian and Mai Lo Lee helped head up the UW-Green Bay delegation at the UW System diversity awards program earlier this month (Oct. 9) in Madison.

Christian was UW-Green Bay’s 2015 recipient of the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People. She is campus coordinator for Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center.

The award citation for Christian noted that the longtime faculty and staff member took a leadership role in 2012 in creating the Pride Center to give LGBTQ people and allies dedicated meeting and office space on campus, in the University Union. Also mentioned was her work in expanding education and health-related programming campuswide and creating the Safe and Inclusive Living (SAIL) community in student housing. A respected national website gave UW-Green Bay a top 25 LGBTQ-friendly campus rating for 2015.

Lo Lee attended as a past recipient of the Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, an annual presentation made by the UW System on each campus to faculty, staff, students, or community members to recognize their contributions to diversity and the status of women within the statewide system. UW-Green Bay’s 2015 honoree, Juliet Cole, the retired associate director of the Institute for Learning Partnership, did not attend. The award citation credited Cole for mentoring students of color and building strong relationships with the University’s K-12 partners.