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2011 Diversity Awards Gala and Scholarship Fundraiser

The University of Texas at Dallas Office of Diversity and Community Engagement hosted its second Diversity Awards Gala and Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, April 6.

The event was a great success and delivered a program in which the champions of diversity at UT Dallas and in the North Dallas community were recognized and honored. The Texas Instruments Jazz Band offered a great musical repertoire, and most importantly, the attendees had the opportunity to hear student scholarship recipients’ testimonials of how these scholarships have enabled them to access and succeed in higher education. The night was an extraordinary celebration of our institution’s accomplishments in moving toward a more diverse and inclusive campus.

This year’s event drew more than 70 attendees from our North Dallas community corporations, organizations, and schools in addition to over 50 participants from our faculty, staff and students. The support of our community is essential to offer scholarships to students who have a record of academic excellence and show significant financial need. Donor participation in this year’s event helped us to raise more than $6,000 to fund these scholarships.


White House: Executive Order To Promote EEO, Diversity And Inclusion In The Federal Workforce:

President Obama signed an executive order to promote equal employment opportunity, diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce. The order directs the Office of Management and Budget in coordination with the EEOC and the President’s Management Council to establish a government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce; develop a government-wide strategic plan and guidance for agency-specific plans within 90 days; identify best practices to improve efforts; and establish a reporting system on agency progress. For more information: “President Signs Order to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce,” EEOC Press Release, 8/18/11. A link to the executive order is here.


Former Director of Census Bureau to Speak

The population of Texas is changing in ways that will influence the educational system, job force and financial health of the state. Dr. Steve Murdock, former state demographer and director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University, will examine dramatic population shifts between 2000 and 2010 during a talk Friday titled, "The Texas Challenge: Implications of Demographic Change for Education, the Labor Force and Economic Development." Read more...

Introduce a Girl to Engineering

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day brought 100 eighth- and ninth-graders from the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School and Seagoville Middle School to UT Dallas last week for a four-hour program of engineering fun, exploration and networking. Read more...

Diversity Speaker Series - Mr. Vincent Berkeley

Vincent L. Berkeley Jr. holds the position of Chief Diversity Officer of Compass Group, North America. Berkeley was previously an executive with Burger King serving as Senior Vice President Diversity and Corporate Relations, and Senior Vice President Restaurant Operations in the Southeast. Prior to that he was with PepsiCo and Marriott Corporation's Gino's restaurant chain. Read more...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast - "Sharing the Dream"

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast featured a talk by the Rev. James Young, who made history last year when he became the first African-American to be elected mayor of Philadelphia, MS. Read more...

Diversity Dinner Dialogue

The Diversity Dinner Dialogues is an interactive dinner designed to provide participants the opportunity to hear and share diverse perspectives on topics relevant to our daily lives. The event provides participants a structured venue to enhance communication from different cultural perspectives and develop positive relationships with others from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The program is designed to provide a comfortable environment for open communication. Read more...

Faculty Diversity Award

New this year, the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement gave its first Faculty Diversity Award, which was accompanied by a $2,500 stipend. Dr. George Fair, recipient of the award and dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, was praised for his leadership within the school and at the University, as well as for his values and dedication to community service throughout the North Texas region. Read more...

Faculty of Color Look for Insights Amid Change

Supercharged by the potential of the new administration in Washington, yet subdued by the angst of the current economy, minority business academics recently met at UT Dallas to consider their roles in this shifting landscape. Read more...

President's Volunteer Service Awards

The UT Dallas Service and Civic Participation Initiative encourages students, faculty and staff to track service hours in the community. Participants in this program are eligible to receive a President's Volunteer Service Award after serving a minimum of 100 hours in a one-year period. To log your service hours, create an account or login to

Diversity Office Hires Community Engagement Chief (July 23, 2008)

Noted Technologist Magaly Spector to Join UT Dallas
as VP for Diversity, Community Engagement
(June 13, 2007)

President's Cabinet - Office of the President, UT Dallas