IGPA Director Robin Fretwell Wilson a 2020 recipient of Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award

Friday, December 11, 2020

IGPA Director Robin Fretwell Wilson a 2020 recipient of Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award

 

 

 

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion’s Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award celebrates the achievements of faculty, academic professionals and civil service employees who made significant contributions in creating and sustaining an inclusive living, learning and working community at Illinois.

Named in honor of the past Assistant Chancellor and Director of what is now the Office for Access & Equity, the Larine Y. Cowan Awards were created to reflect the commitment to human rights advocacy, social justice, and diversity that defined her leadership for nearly 20 years at Illinois.

Robin Fretwell Wilson is a 2020 recipient for her work as a creator of “Tolerance Means Dialogue,” an innovative program that is at the forefront of efforts to further the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the legal academy and profession.

The award is part of the Annual Celebration of Diversity, which brings together university and local community members to showcase all university diversity efforts and acknowledge college and individual contributions to realizing the goal of diversity, equity and inclusion. This year’s celebration is a virtual video event honoring faculty and staff from across the campus community.

Learn more and watch the video event here