UE President Thomas Kazee Awarded the William G. and Rose M. Mays Legacy Award

Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018

Although today's Martin Luther King Jr. Day events on campus have been postponed due to inclement weather, UE's President Thomas Kazee was presented with the William G. and Rose M. Mays Legacy Award. LaNeeça Williams, UE's Chief Diversity Officer, presented the award to President Kazee in his office this afternoon. 

The award is presented annually at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship to a UE Alumni or other campus member selected by the University of Evansville’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee. This is the 5th year for the award.

The purpose of the award is to recognize and affirm those who have made significant contributions in the areas of race relations, justice, and/or human rights. The nominees have been personally or corporately involved in making tangible, visible, and meaningful contributions to the advancement of race relations, justice, and/or human rights.

One of those who nominated Dr. Kazee for this award said:

“It is with great pleasure that I nominate President Thomas Kazee for consideration for the May Legacy Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and tireless efforts in addressing and raising awareness about issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion both across campus and in our community. He has been a part of rally’s and calls to action on our campus to stop hate and help to better foster an inclusive, accepting environment, where students from diverse backgrounds freely exchange customs and culture. President Kazee has represented UE well and has led several efforts to create a more inclusive campus environment for all.” 

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