Michael R. Ferrari Award
Waddell makes diversity everyone's job
Whether they have worked with Barbara Waddell for four years or 20, her colleagues are unanimous: she embodies the qualities celebrated by the Michael R. Ferrari Award: innovation and initiative, superlative performance, and strong relationship with the University community. Further, she has been a true change agent in transforming the campus climate.
Waddell, chief equity and diversity officer, was named this year's recipient of the Ferrari Award, the highest honor for administrative staff. Presented at the annual Administrative Staff Council Spring Reception, the award was accompanied by $1,000 and a reserved parking spot for one year. In addition, her name will be added to a commemorative plaque in the Jerome Library. Waddell was not able to attend the ceremony.
"Barbara is most deserving of this award as she has made excellent strides in making BGSU a campus that promotes equality and fosters an inclusive, diverse learning environment," said Dr. Sidney Childs, assistant vice president for student affairs and director of Access Diversity Programs.