Maureen Valentine, RIT associate dean, earned the Changing Hearts and Minds award for the personal and professional connections she makes to encourage diverse faculty to consider RIT as a rewarding place to work.
The award is given annually to recognize efforts made toward furthering RIT’s overall commitment to diversity and enhancing diversity among the faculty ranks within their respective college.
She is responsible for faculty affairs in RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology and coordinates its faculty search processes and acts as its liaison to the Office of Faculty Recruitment.
A monetary award of $2,500 is given to the college to be used to continue recruitment and retention initiatives. Valentine will also receive $500 for her role in supporting hiring program efforts within the college.