For faculty and staff

Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Award: Individual


The Vice Chancellor's Diversity Award recognizes individuals providing leadership in the area of diversity. This may include excellence in programs or other initiatives.


The award is given annually. A cash award of $1,000 is awarded.


Applicants must be faculty or staff with an appointment in University of Missouri Extension.


Applications will be evaluated based on the applicant’s efforts related to:

  • The creation or expansion of programming or services in which diversity is emphasized.
  • The diversity of audiences served.
  • Program impact.

Nominations and selection

Applications will be submitted to the Fellowship and Awards Committee each year. Nominations may be submitted by anyone within MU Extension. Self-nominations are accepted.

Back for 2018 . . . A fully electronic and simplified award process!!  Please click the link located in the submission section  to name your nominee for this award.  Nominations will open on June 1 and are accepted through July 13.  Nominators will be directed through a simple form consisting of brief text fields, drop-down selection boxes, and a single 500 character (or less) description of why your nominee is deserving of the award.  An individual award nomination involves only 7 brief fields or clicks, and a team award nomination involves only 12 fields or clicks.  Note:  Nominator name and contact information are not required fields; you may nominate anonymously or self-nominate.

After submission of the nomination form, the nominee will be contacted in early July to complete an electronic application form.  Many fields on the application form will auto-populate from the nomination information.  The nominee may edit this information and/or complete a single narrative (limit 750 characters) describing their work.  A current CV (for faculty awards) is the only requirement with no adaptation necessary to relate to the award. An easy checkbox page will allow the applicant to select the required references, with an option to list two additional references.  Applications from nominees are accepted through August 15.

Following the application submission, the references will be contacted in August to complete one checkbox and a single limited text field to support the nomination.  So simple!

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Kim Foley at (573) 882-6114 or  For award-specific questions, please email

The Fellowship and Awards Committee will review the applications to recommend an individual to receive the Diversity Award.


Click here to submit your nominations:

For award questions, please email:

Award location

A symbol of recognition will be presented by the vice chancellor for extension and engagement at a regional or campus event.

Award recipients


2018 Letitia K. Johnson
2013 John C. Hobbs

Teamwork award

2015 Karen Brents Funkenbusch