The UW System has awarded Joan Prince, vice chancellor for Global Inclusion & Engagement at UWM, an Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award.
The award honors women at UW System campuses who have used their work to advance diversity, equality and inclusive excellence for people of color. The recipients have created positive change and worked to improve the status of women and people of color within their organizations and campus communities.
Prince is one of 13 women throughout the state who have received this award this year. UWM nominated her in recognition of her efforts to increase inclusivity on campus as the chief inclusion officer at UWM. She has led several campus-wide initiatives, such as the STEM-Inspire Pipeline and the Inclusive Internationalization Project.
Prince was also nominated by former president Barack Obama in 2012 to serve as an ambassador and an alternative representative of the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations, where she delivered statements on U.S. policy to U.N. committees and engaged diplomats in discussions on global issues.
Prince and her fellow award recipients will be honored in Madison on Nov. 7. UW System President Ray Cross will host the event alongside the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.