Associate Lecturer Crystal Lepscier awarded the Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award

Associate Lecturer Crystal Lepscier (Wāqsepāēhketūkiw) was recently honored with the Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award.

The Universities of Wisconsin announced the 13 recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award this past week, an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students, or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the Universities of Wisconsin as well as communities across the state.

This year is the 28th anniversary of the award through which more than 400 women of color have been recognized for their transformational work.

“The Universities of Wisconsin have a longstanding commitment to inclusion at our universities,” said Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman. “We are proud to honor these women of color whose achievements in advocacy and scholarship are transforming our campuses and communities to be more equitable and inclusive.”

Recipients were formally recognized on November 9, 2023, in Madison at an awards ceremony and reception hosted by the UW System. The ceremony and reception were held in conjunction with the Universities of Wisconsin presentation of the Dr. P.B. Poorman Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.

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