Saginaw Valley State University’s Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award is named in honor of Mr. Roosevelt Ruffin, who was a community activist, local educator and leader. The Roosevelt Ruffin Award Program was created to promote and encourage support of diversity by recognizing individuals and/or groups of individuals at SVSU who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and creativity in the area of diversity.
Mr. Ruffin let his personal philosophy of diversity, leadership and education guide his life. He served as a positive role model and mentor for many, and his contributions to his community were exemplary. Therefore, it is appropriate that Saginaw Valley State University’s highest recognition of diversity is named in his honor.
At the 2011 All University Awards Banquet, Dr. Joseph Ofori-Dankwa was given the honor to be the next recipients of the Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award for their continuous hard work and dedication in the field of diversity.
Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Ofori-Dankwa for receiving the 2011 Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award.
For additional information, please contact the Office of Diversity Programs at 989-964-4068 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Donald Bachand
Dr. Joseph Ofori-Dankwa
Dr. Ava Lewis
Dr. Marwan Wafa
Dr. Drew Hinderer
Dr. Kenneth Jolly
Dr. Robert and Amy Yien
SVSU Student Association