The Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award is awarded to a member of the Oregon State University community who actively promotes and enhances diversity, equity and inclusion. The awardee contributes to and advances the mission of OSU through consistent and sustained efforts to improve opportunities for the diverse communities we serve.


Dr. Vrushali Bokil; Interim Dean, College of Science

Dr. Ana Ribero; Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Writing

Dr. Tenisha Tevis; Assistant Professor, Adult and Higher Education Program

"They don't just facilitate change; They inspire all of us in the process."

Taking Action, Winter 2023

2021 Dr. Jonathan Garcia; Assistant Professor, Biological and Population Health Sciences; Director, Global Health Program

"More than an educator: AN ADVOCATE."

Taking Action, Fall 2021

2020 Teresita Alvarez-Cortez; Director, Diversity Initiatives & Programs; University Housing & Dining Services

"More than a university: A home."

Taking Action, Spring 2021

2019 Dr. Luhui Whitebear; Assistant Director, Native American Longhouse Eena Haws

"She found her voice and now empowers others to make their voices heard."

Taking Action, Fall 2019

2018 Dr. Becky Warner; Professor, Sociology; Principal Investigator, OREGON STATE ADVANCE

"Diversity work doesn't happen in a straight line."

Taking Action, Winter 2019