June 29, 2017
link to facebook link to twitter
More Stories
Ranchísí valedictorians receive plaques from local FastMart Pie throwing contest at Technology Middle School Rancho Cotate High School Class of 2017 Technology High School Class of 2017 El Camino High School Class of 2017 Credo High School Class of 2017 Penngrove school gives Fadeji familiar feeling Rancho's 2017 Top of the Pack SSU sustainability projects net strong results Home coming queens of Rancho Cotate High School The Ranch spawns numerous great athletes over 50 years 1968, The first of Rancho Cotateís best SSU hosts Justice Week April 3-7 Romer, Tatman focusing on the future at Credo, Hahn SSU to observe Sexual Assault Awareness month $40,000 in scholarships New SSU faculty members bring expertise in international finance Delgado, Sonoma State University recipient SSU business school nets high ranking Nursing student volunteers at Hurricane Matthew Monitor brings hope to epilepsy victims Still spots available for SSU craft beer classes SSU receives $2 million bequest for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute SSU scholars program set up for winery workersí families SSU athletics gets mental health grant Thank A Teacher SSU qualifies for grants focusing on Hispanic students SSU students honored for kidney devices 'Dance with Change' at Investiture for President Sakaki SSU moves to boost graduation rate SRJC releases new class schedule SSU executive MBAs head to France, South Africa for consulting engagements Driving awareness month at Sonoma Raceway Bay area high school students receive first hand driving safety lesson American workers not being displaced by immigrants Rent control debate slated at SSU Sundquist to speak at SRJC ceremony WBI unveils scholars program SSU to host more than 100 AVANCE program families Juried Student Exhibition on display at SSU until April 23 SSU to host workshop on medical cannabis March 11 SSU observatory to open Sept. 8 after needed upgrade Wolff to speak at SSU Feb. 27 Honoring Dr. Seuss SSU president to speak at CSU event in Oakland What is impact of immigration on U.S. workforce? Wine Business Institute announces spring slate Peteís Wicked Ales founder to speak at SSU February 8 Rancho Cotate earns high praise from WASC

SSUís Silver wins diversity magazineís leadership award

April 7, 2017

The School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University announced that Dr. William Silver, Dean, was awarded the 2017 Giving Back Leadership Award from “INSIGHT Into Diversity” magazine, a diversity and inclusion monthly and website in higher education with a readership of 300,000. 

Silver was recognized in the publication’s April issue for “outstanding demonstration of social responsibility; involvement with students, faculty, staff, and the community; and commitment to serving underrepresented populations.” 

The award is the only national honor for college and university administrators for their commitment to diversity through leadership, and for giving back to their campus and community.

“Our mission is to create extraordinary learning experiences that will lead students to successful and fulfilling careers,” Silver said. 

“But the path to success for some students is not always clear. This award brings recognition to the efforts of faculty, staff, and School leaders who work each day to support all students, and empower them to make a difference in the world. “I’m proud of the University’s work to make the principles of diversity and inclusion key elements of campus culture.”

“It doesn’t surprise me that Dean Silver would win an award like this,” Sonoma State University President Judy K. Sakaki said. 

“He is a tireless educational leader who is 100 percent devoted to all of our students, faculty, and staff. He has helped build so many bridges between the school and the region. We all know about the great work he does. It’s gratifying to see him recognized in this way.” 

“The Giving Back Award is being awarded to leaders of institutions of higher education who exemplify what it truly means to ‘give back’ to others,” Holly Mendelson, publisher of “INSIGHT Into Diversity” magazine said. 

“These administrators are role models, and we honor their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion on their campuses and in their communities.”