Vice Provost’s Diversity Award


The Vice Provost’s Diversity Award recognizes individuals or groups 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, less applicable taxes is awarded. Funds are to be used for program or professional development.


Applicants must be faculty or staff with an appointment in University of Missouri Extension. Individuals or groups may receive the award.


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

  • Contributions to improvements in workplace climate.
  • Expansion of programming or services in which diversity is emphasized.
  • Increased diversity of audiences served.
  • Creation or expansion of professional development opportunities relevant to the goal of improving extension's diverse climate, programs and services.

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

Nomination materials should include the nomination form, a three- to five-page narrative that addresses the award criteria and a resume or a curriculum vitae with a focus on how it relates to the award. Three letters of support are required. One must be from the nominee’s supervisor and the other letters can be from colleagues and clientele.


Submit nominations to:

MU Extension Awards Committee
103 Whitten Hall
Columbia, MO 65211


Award location

Recognition is presented by the vice provost for extension. A symbol of recognition will occur at a regional or campus event.

MU Extension Faculty Performance Awards Nomination Form (PDF)

Award recipients


2013 John C. Hobbs

Teamwork Award

2012 Family Nutrition Education Program
2014 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach Leadership Team