UW-Superior’s Salisa Hochstetler a recipient of 2021 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award
The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Salisa Hochstetler has been announced a recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students, or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities across the state.
“I feel very honored to receive this award.” said Hochstetler, assistant director for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UW-Superior. “I am truly humbled to be able to live, work and serve people in this community.”
This year is the 26th anniversary of the award through which more than 400 women of color have been recognized for their transformational work.
“I want to recognize other local women of color who continue to advocate for diversity and inclusion,” said Hochstetler. “Many of them inspired me to do the work that I do and I am thankful for their teachings. I hope that my small contribution will lead to a positive change in the lives of our students, staff and community members.”
Recipients were formally recognized on November 4, 2021, in Madison at an awards ceremony and reception hosted by Warren R. Anderson, UW System Senior Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer. The ceremony and reception were held in conjunction with UW System’s presentation of the Dr. P.B. Poorman Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.
“The UW System is proud to recognize the tremendous achievements of this year’s award recipients,” said Anderson. “They are enhancing opportunities for our students and benefiting our communities through their leadership, scholarship and outreach.”