Nominees sought for 2023 Goddard Power and Dumas awards


The Academic Women’s Caucus is accepting nominations from the University of Michigan community for the 2023 Sarah Goddard Power Award and Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award.

Nominations for both awards are due Oct. 21.


Sarah Goddard Power was a major contributor to the advancement of higher education, an advocate for affirmative action and human rights, and a champion of freedom for the international press.

A U-M regent for more than 12 years, she worked to advance the position of women and minorities in faculty and administrative roles.

The Sarah Goddard Power Award recognizes those who have made significant achievements in contributing to the betterment of current challenges faced by women through distinguished leadership, scholarship or other activities related to their professional lives.

Rhetaugh G. Dumas was an esteemed leader with vision, insight and wise counsel who had a major impact on the advancement of nursing, health care and academic programs at U-M.

A vice provost emerita, Dumas was the first African American woman to serve as a dean at U-M when she was appointed dean of the School of Nursing in 1981. She remained dean until 1994, when she was named the inaugural vice provost for health affairs and the Lucille Cole Professor of Nursing.

The Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award recognizes a U-M academic unit’s progress in establishing and maintaining ethnic/racial and gender diversity at the full professor and associate professor ranks, both tenured and non-tenured, and ethnic/racial and gender diversifying in junior ranks.

Honorees will be recognized at an award ceremony Feb. 7, 2023.


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