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Dr. John W. Rice Diversity and Equity Award Ceremony

The Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award was established in 2001 to honor community college staff members, districts, colleges or programs that have made the greatest contribution towards faculty and staff diversity or student equity.

Individuals or programs that have promoted and enhanced diversity at the community college level in California are eligible for nomination. The winners are selected for clearly demonstrating an outstanding achievement in diversity or student equity.

This award is named in honor of former Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges member Dr. John W. Rice. He was a leader, innovator and spokesperson for equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination in the largest system of higher education in the nation. While on the board, Dr. Rice displayed a strong commitment to multicultural learning experiences for all students.

The Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Awards are proudly sponsored by The Foundation for California Community Colleges.
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