Michele Gee was awarded the UW-Parkside Diversity Award recently. Gee is an associate professor/management in the School of Business and Technology. Talk with people about Michele Gee and the word “passion” punctuates the conversation. “Michele…works toward diversity- related activities because she is passionately committed to these endeavors,” said one colleague. “Students, faculty, and staff often comment on Michele’s passion, commitment, and persistence in working on diversity goals,” said another nominator. Whether it’s in the classroom where she developed MGT 446 “Global Issues in Management,” the first course approved for UW-Parkside’s diversity graduation requirement (an online MGT 446 is in development); or in her offi ce, the hallways, and around the UW System where she is a mentor and a “wonderful role model” for students and colleagues.
Whether it’s in conference rooms where she co-chairs the Affi rmative Action Council, serves on the university’s Inclusive Excellence Executive Committee, the Strategic Planning Leadership Team, the Committee on Academic Planning and many other governance groups; as a grant writer when she developed a special program to attract minorities to science, technology, engineering, and math careers; or as a nationally known researcher on gender equity issues, Michele Gee is a champion of diversity bringing to each endeavor her commitment, her persistence and her passion.