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The Vice Chancellor's Diversity Award recognizes individuals 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.


Applicants must be faculty or staff with an appointment in University of Missouri Extension.


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

  • The creation or expansion of programming or services in which diversity is emphasized.
  • The diversity of audiences served.
  • Program impact.

Nomination submission

To learn more about deadlines, submission instructions and other important information, please visit the awards home page:

nomination process

Award recipients

2019 Justin Kastning
2018 Letitia K. Johnson
2015 Karen Brents Funkenbusch
2013 John C. Hobbs