The Pennsylvania State University’s Council of College Multicultural Leadership (CCML) recently presented Barbara I. Dewey, dean of university libraries and scholarly communications at Penn State, the Award for University Administration at the 2014 Way Pavers Award Luncheon hosted by CCML. The award honors Dewey for supporting diversity initiatives that have positively enhanced student life and the climate throughout the college and local community, while maintaining a high level of character and leadership.
In a press release about the award, Dewey noted, “In the fall of 2013, we began a Diversity Residency Program to prepare recent graduates for leadership positions in the field of research librarianship. The program’s goal is to increase diversity among Penn State’s Libraries’ faculty, increase diversity in the profession, and enhance Penn State’s reputation as a leader in promoting and cultivating diversity in all areas.”
For more details, see the April 18, 2014, Penn State Library News blog post, “Dean Dewey Receives Multicultural Leadership Award.”