Campbell to Receive Robinson Equal Opportunity Award
Jamie Campbell, assistant dean of diversity enhancement programs in the Smeal College of Business, has been selected to receive the 2013 Dr. James Robinson Equal Opportunity Award.
The award, sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, was established in 1988 and renamed in 1998 to honor the late James Robinson, a distinguished alumnus and former member of the Alumni Council. It recognizes a full-time faculty or staff member, with at least two years of active service, who has promoted equal opportunity through affirmative action and/or contributes to enhancing the educational environment of the University through improving cross-cultural understanding.
After serving as director of diversity enhancement for undergraduate programs for the Smeal College of Business since 2005, last year Campbell became assistant dean for the college’s diversity enhancement programs. According to one nominator, he is “committed to making a difference at Penn State” and is “one of those rare individuals whose accomplishments and caring personality make us all a better community.”
Campbell helps recruit underrepresented candidates into the Smeal College MBA and Ph.D. programs, works with student groups such as OUT in Business, and engages in outreach initiatives to enhance the college’s overall climate for people of different races, genders, ages, ethnicity, and religious heritage. Recently, he has worked with students who are military veterans to consider the creation of a Smeal veterans student organization.
One student nominator wrote, “Mr. Campbell’s dedication to equal opportunity and enhancing the educational environment is the reason I will be graduating…with a full-time job. Mr. Campbell believes in the importance of actively recruiting and retaining students from underrepresented groups to Penn State and has spent many hours volunteering his time and experiences to students like me.”