Vice President Rovaris Wins 2023 Diamond Award

Submitted by Lee Capristo on February 07, 2023 - 5:05 pm
February 07, 2023
By Lee Capristo

Vice President for Equity and Strategic Initiatives Dereck Rovaris, PhD, was presented with a 2023 Diamond Award on Jan. 21 by the Not Alone Foundation, Inc. and the Academy of the Diamond in Atlanta, Ga. The award recognizes excellence in education leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion, humanitarian and community engagement. The Diamond Awards Program was created to recognize individuals of merit in the entertainment, corporate and creative industries for their professional accomplishments and contributions to our society on a local, national or global scale.

Rovaris said of the award, "This recognition, like most, is presented to an individual, but the success I have had in the diversity, equity and inclusion workspace has always been a shared responsibility. Credit and recognition is also due to the many people we have worked with and served."

Diamond Awardees Dereck Rovaris (SMCM) and Marco Barker (Univ. of Nebraska) at the Diamond Award Ceremony
Dereck Rovaris (SMCM) with longtime friend and fellow Diamond Award winner Marco Barker (Univ. of Nebraska) at the award ceremony on Jan. 21.


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