A source of student, staff and faculty excellencePosted by reinecka on Nov 14, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments
Irma Burgos, UW Oshkosh director of the Center for Academic Support and Diversity, is committed to the educational success of students of diversity attending the state’s third largest university. She received the UW System Regents Individual Diversity Award in 2012 for her leadership and commitment, which spans more than two decades at UW Oshkosh.
Burgos: Award ‘a tribute to system’s pursuit of diversity, equity, inclusivity’
Irma Burgos, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh director of the Center for Academic Support and Diversity, received the UW System Regents Individual Diversity Award on Feb. 10, 2012.
The awards program was established by the Board of Regents to recognize and support individuals and programs in the UW System that foster access and success in university life for historically underrepresented populations.
Burgos’ commitment to the educational success of students of color attending UW Oshkosh spans more than two decades. In that time, she has held numerous positions (adviser, counselor, career planner, tutor coordinator, and program manager) and carried out responsibilities aimed at increasing the retention and graduation rates of students of color. The Multicultural Retention Programs Tracker initiative, which Burgos developed, is an early warning system to alert campus staff, faculty, and administrators when students of color are struggling academically or socially. Burgos previously received the TRIO Achievers Award, the UW System Women of Color Award and the 2011 College of Letters and Science Diversity Award.
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