The Dr. Marva Rudolph Diversity and Interculturalism Unit Excellence Award is given to an office, program, department, or college that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made consistent contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion at UT. The award is named in memory of Marva Rudolph, an associate vice chancellor and director of the Office of Equity and Diversity who passed away in 2014 after more than 20 years with the university and more than 30 years of dedicated work in diversity and inclusion.
UT Libraries Diversity Committee
The UT Libraries Diversity Committee, made up of students, faculty and staff, has demonstrated continual campus leadership in diversity through professional development, educational programs, and wellness events, as well as through diversity-centered research presented at the local, state, and national level. The committee’s Diversity Resident program has launched the successful careers of more than 15 minority librarians. The committee also puts on the “Difficult Conversation” lunch and learn series, which provides a safe space for students, faculty, and staff to discuss topics ranging from oppression and privilege to stress management. Other efforts include the Culture Corner, an exhibit exploring issues related to diversity and inclusion using the library’s research collections. The committee participates in the Black Issues Conference and routinely partners with and supports student groups and their efforts to advance diversity and inclusion.