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IHL Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

The IHL Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion  recognizes a faculty member or a staff member who has demonstrated positive advancement of diversity on campus and within the University community. Each Mississippi IHL university, as well as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine, will submit one nomination for consideration of the state award. The state-wide recipient and the other university nominees will be recognized at the IHL Board meeting in February 2029. 

Eligibility

Full-time faculty and staff members with a minimum of three years experience at USM are eligible.

Supporting Documentation

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. a vita (include years of service at USM; publications, grants, and other major efforts related to promoting diversity; professional memberships and organizations; and community and civic involvement)
  2. a single-spaced narrative of your contributions to the positive advancement of diversity on campus at Southern Miss and within the University community
  3. two letters of support from faculty, administrators or staff (each letter of support must address how the candidate has demonstrated positive advancement of diversity and has been involved in community and civic activities)

 

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