Chancellor’s Champions of Inclusion Luncheon: Nomination Information

Metropolitan Community College’s Chancellor’s Champion of Inclusion Luncheon honors and recognizes the significant work of MCC faculty, staff, students,  departments, units, and registered organizations that help foster and enhance a more inclusive, diverse and culturally competent community.

You are encouraged to nominate those you feel are deserving of this award. Awardees will be celebrated at this year’s luncheon to be held Wednesday, May 2, from 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. at the MCC-Maple Woods campus, room 110.


  • Provides a platform that will allow MCC and the Office of the Chancellor to recognize individuals for their work with diversity, multicultural, equity and inclusion programs.
  • Recognizes campus-based programs that fostered an inclusive environment or best practices in the area of diversity and inclusion
  • Provides the Chancellor with a platform on MCC’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Provides an incentive to individuals and campuses for work on issues, initiatives or programs fostering equity, diversity and inclusion.


 To be considered for the Chancellor’s Champion of Inclusion Award the individual/program must show significant evidence of engagement that meet the following criteria:

 Champions of Inclusion Individual Nomination Criteria

Candidates can be nominated to receive this award if they have excelled in following areas:

  • Significantly promoting diversity, inclusion and cultural competency development among faculty, staff and students.
  • Address key areas of diversity and inclusion such as recruitment, retention, campus/department climate or community outreach in their roles using the model of the study life cycle for student success as outlined in our strategic plan.
  • Lead initiatives in capturing outcomes that foster an environment that is respectful of diverse opinions and perspectives and that increase awareness, understanding or promoting diversity at MCC.
  • Implement steps that develop institutional infrastructure to promote diversity, inclusion and equity for all students, faculty and staff by fostering diversity in the workplace with programs that maximize the potential of all people.
  • Promoting diversity workplace education and communication idea.
  • Improving cultural competency through educational initiatives.


Champions of Inclusion Program of the Year Nomination Criteria

Programs can be nominated by individuals to receive this award if they have excelled in the following areas:

  • Programs that create and foster an environment that is respectful of diverse opinions and perspectives.
  • Providing support to community-based diversity programs designed to improve people’s cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Increase equity in student success throughout the student life cycle using targeted approaches to bridge achievement gaps for under-represented populations.
  • Taking a proactive role in local diversity and minority issues by, for example, building relationships with diversity community advisory councils or educating citizens on matters of diversity disparities.
  • Programs that promote and the recruitment and retention of employees to better reflect the diversity of our community and our student population.
  • Encouraging employee volunteerism in the community with regard to cultural connections.
  • Participating in community diversity outreach programs that help people to learn more about the MCCs mission towards enhancing diversity.
  • Programs that develop an institutional infrastructure to promote diversity, inclusion and equity for everyone.

Nomination Information

The following information must be submitted with each nomination.  There is no limit to the number of nominations that a person can be submit.   Self-Nominations are welcome.

Individual Nominations:

  • Nominators Name
  • Nominee Contact Information (includes name, email address and phone number)
  • Brief Description of nominee’s qualifications
  • Specifics about the Nominee (includes previous experience, professional accomplishments, interest and involvement. Add criteria as stated above
  • Nominators CV or Resume
  • A letter of reference should accompany any nomination


Program/Initiative Nominations:

  • Nominators Name
  • Program Contact Person (includes name, email address and phone number)
  • Brief Description of Program/Initiative: (time and place included)
  • Program/Initiative Learning Outcomes
  • Specifics about the Program/Initiative (includes attendance, participant feedback, evaluations conducted, significant notes and/or observations)
  • Brief Summary (did you achieve your outcomes/would you do it again)


The selection committee upon receipt of the nomination information will notify all nominators of their nomination. Nominator will then be required to submit a nomination packet that should include all written materials.

A complete nomination packet includes:

  • Two letters of support from two sources other than the nominator. (Each letter of support is not to exceed 500 words).
  • A comprehensive narrative with 500 words from the nominator on their work around the criteria for the award.


Packets that do not include the items mentioned above will not be considered.

Nominations are due by April 24 to the Office of Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.  Submit all nominations to Robert N. Page Jr. at