Charles A. Wright Opportunity and Inclusion Leadership Award
For more than 16 years, Chuck Wright has been a role model, a tireless advocate and a relationship-facilitator for hundreds of African-American, LatinX and LGBTQ advancement professionals. Chuck’s own career success in the field of educational advancement provides him with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by under-represented minorities in our field, particularly when it comes to leadership roles. As a dedicated leader within District II, Chuck advocated for resources to mobilize minority professionals and to create programming that moved beyond “diversity” to true inclusion. Beyond his professional contributions, Chuck has served as a mentor and trusted sage to a generation of minority advancement professionals. From presenting at conferences to being a friendly voice on the telephone or socializing at the end of the day, Chuck’s warm heart, quick wit and solid advice have inspired many professionals to take the next step in their careers. For his unstinting efforts to identify, recruit and retain minority professionals to this industry and for convincing others that inclusion strengthens the fabric of our entire organization, the District II Board of Directors created the Charles A. Wright Opportunities and Inclusion Leadership Award.
To nominate a candidate, please complete the online nomination form describing the nominee's qualifications, as well as the following supplemental materials:
- A demonstrated and sustained passion for the advancement of diversity.
- A demonstrated and sustained contribution to increasing diversity within their institution and community.
- A demonstrated and sustained commitment to the progression, career advancement and promotion of diverse, new leaders in the profession.
- Achievements in support of diversity plan goals and/or demonstrated diversity improvement effort.
Please submit up to 1000 words (no more than 2 double spaced pages) explaining why you believe your nominee is worthy of recognition. Be specific about the ways the nominee has worked to make their campus or their community more inclusive.