For faculty and staff

Vice Chancellor's Diversity Award: Team


The Vice Chancellor's Diversity Award recognizes a team 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. Funds are to be used for program improvement.


The team must be comprised primarily of faculty or staff with an appointment in University of Missouri Extension.


Applications will be evaluated based on the team'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 University of Missouri Extension. Self-nominations are accepted.

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.

The Fellowship and Awards Committee will review the applications to recommend a team 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

Teamwork award

2016 Noel Project
2015 Bi-National Health Week
2014 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach Leadership Team
2012 Family Nutrition