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Angela Dampeer inspires as she wins first Diversity and Inclusion Award

09.17.2021 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Angela Dampeer accepts the first Diversity and Inclusion Award from University President Frederick G. Slabach.

As we launch our new Engage 2025 Strategic Plan, which highlights the importance of enhancing diversity, inclusion and civic responsibility, we also begin the annual Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award symbolizes our appreciation for a faculty or staff member who shows a commitment to underrepresented communities through service, programming, scholarship or research.   

“Angela has been integral to creating and supporting a campus with a focus on fairness, celebrating diversity, supporting inclusion and encouraging others to do the same along the way,” said Texas Wesleyan University President Frederick G. Slabach. “Not only has she completed her doctoral dissertation titled ‘African American Male Undergraduate Students’ Perception of Campus Racial Climate at a Predominately White Private Religiously Affiliated Higher Education Institution,' but Angela was also a champion of the creation of the Texas Wesleyan Diversity and Inclusion Council and, through the council, has been able to facilitate critical conversations on our campus around race, power and privilege.”

Dampeer accepted the award with a challenge. 

“I challenge myself and each of us standing in this room today to be the light,” said Dampeer, associate vice president of human resources. “Shine bright in your specific area and in collective collaboration for the world to see that Texas Wesleyan University is committed, in work and deed, to enriching all of our students, with their myriad of diverse backgrounds, to impact the world for the greater good.”

Are you ready to take Dampeer’s challenge?

Tell the Diversity and Inclusion Council how you will go above and beyond to help our students better the world. Connect with the Diversity & Inclusion Council at diversity@txwes.edu.

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