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May 15, 2014

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Jones receives diversity leadership service award at Ohio State Lima

Dorothy Lovell Jones, academic advisor at The Ohio State University at Lima, received the Distinguished Diversity Leadership Service Award today from the Diversity Council at Ohio State Lima. She is the second honoree to receive this award.

Lovell Jones is the founder of I Am Making a Difference, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides mentoring and tutoring assistance to encourage a life-long love of learning. She serves on the Diversity Council at Ohio State Lima and was recently appointed to the Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission by Gov. John Kasich.

The Diversity Council’s Distinguished Diversity Leadership Service Award recognizes the accomplishments and commitment of faculty, staff, students, units, departments or affiliates of The Ohio State University at Lima who demonstrate a devotion to diversity and inclusion through exemplary leadership and service. Recipients must exhibit proven success in furthering and enhancing a diverse and inclusive campus community through recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students; diversity programming; community outreach and engagement initiatives; or other diversity and inclusion related initiatives. Last year’s inaugural recipient was Dr. John Snyder, former dean and director at Ohio State Lima, for his internationally recognized work in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The Diversity Council is comprised of Ohio State Lima faculty, staff and students as well as members of the community and is supported by the Office of Institutional Diversity at The Ohio State University at Lima.