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The Dr. John W. Rice Award

The Dr. John W. Rice Diversity and Equity Award was established in 2001 to honor a community college staff member, district, college, or program that has made the greatest contribution towards faculty and staff diversity or student equity.

This award is named in honor of former Board of Governors member Dr. John W. Rice. He served on the board from 1992-2000 and was a leader, innovator, and spokesperson for equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination in the California Community Colleges. This award is named in his behalf as a testament to his strong commitment to faculty and staff diversity, student equity, and his strong support for a multicultural learning experience for all students.

Winners are selected for clearly demonstrating an outstanding achievement to diversity or student equity, and in 2012, SparkPoint at Skyline College was honored to receive the Dr. John W. Rice Diversity and Equity Award.