Office of Faculty Affairs

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Office of Faculty Affairs

Office of Faculty Affairs Contact Information

Alonzo P. Walker, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Diversity

Kimara Ellefson
Director of Talent and Faculty Affairs


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General Contact Information
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226



The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) President’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards recognizes the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students, residents, trainees and community members that contribute to diversity and inclusion through exemplary leadership. Recipients should demonstrate a commitment to
diversity and inclusion through recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multi-cultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or other initiatives.

Areas of Achievement:

Success in leading and enhancing diversity and inclusion efforts can be demonstrated in many ways. Nominations should be based on demonstrated leadership in one or more of the following areas:

  • Activities to recruit, retain, and professionally develop individuals who increase the diversity of MCW faculty or staff.

  • Activities to attract or recruit students who increase the diversity of MCW or to help ensure the success of those students.

  • Activities to create leadership teams and organizations that promote a diverse and inclusive culture.

  • Sponsorship or active promotion of programs, initiatives, or projects in the area of diversity and inclusion.

  • Collaboration with campus or community groups in the creation, sponsorship, and implementation of programs, initiatives, or projects in the area of diversity and inclusion.

Criteria for the 2014 President’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards Selection:

For the 2014 award, nominees should be current MCW staff, students, residents and trainees who demonstrate an outstanding commitment the Medical College of Wisconsin. Nominations can be submitted by individual employees (including supervisors, direct reports and peers of the nominees), students, student organizations and community based organizations. Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of emerging or sustained commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism by documented efforts that are above and beyond the routine expectations of a job or project.

  • Evidence of exceptional efforts to promote an environment that is free from bias and discrimination.

  • Substantiation of the contribution that the individual has made towards advancing diversity and inclusion.


The Diversity and Inclusion Awards Selection Committee will choose a maximum of two award recipients per year. Award recipients will be honored during the President’s Diversity and Inclusion Reception in November. Their names will be added to an awards plaque, which will be posted alongside the Office of Diversity.  Each President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award includes a $2,500 prize.

Instructions for Submitting Nominations:

  • The nomination deadline for the 2014 award was October 15, 2014. 

  • The nomination process each year includes:

    • Completion of an online nomination form

    • A nomination statement to not exceed two pages; the nomination statement should specifically identify the individual's contributions and accomplishments. 

    • One letter of support for the nomination.  The letter of support should be from the supervisor, department chair, center director, mentor or dean. 

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin defines diversity as a commitment to recognizing and appreciating the variety of individual differences in an environment that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement.  The diversity of MCW continues to be an important source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishments.

MCW prides itself on being an inclusive community where all individuals are valued and respected.  Inclusion is about embracing, respecting, honoring, recognizing and ultimately leveraging the differences we innately possess to build a better community.  An inclusive community is essential to our mission to be a national leader in the education and development of the next generation of physicians and scientists; to discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical sciences; to provide cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and compassionate clinical care of the highest quality and to improve the health of the communities we serve.

To create a more vibrant and equitable community, MCW endeavors to achieve inclusiveness through the composition and actions of our board of trustees, leadership, faculty, staff, residents and student body.  MCW's commitment to understanding differences and fostering respect and inclusiveness affects all aspects of the college, including what and how we teach and learn, and how we behave.
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