DLC honors outstanding commitments to diversity at Johns Hopkins

The Diversity Leadership Council and guests gathered in Homewood's Glass Pavilion Tuesday night to honor the winners of its Diversity Recognition Awards, presented each year to members of the Hopkins community who have made special contributions to diversity and inclusion at the institution.

Ten individuals and two groups were honored at the event, and the Provost's Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity was presented to political scientist Lester Spence. The award, accompanied by a $50,000 honorarium, recognizes a full-time faculty member who has made scholarly or creative contributions related to diversity.

Founded in 1997, the DLC is a coalition if students, faculty, and staff from all divisions of the university who work to further diversity and inclusion at Johns Hopkins.