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Marvin Doyley Receives the Advocacy and Action Award

January 29, 2024

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Marvin Doyley, the Wilson Professor of Electronic Imaging and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the Advocacy and Action Award during last week’s Presidential Stronger As One Diversity Awards ceremony.

Marvin is the ideal recipient of this award, having worked tirelessly to improve the culture, climate, and infrastructure in the ECE department. Some of his many contributions include: creating the department’s first DEI committee to identify areas for improvement; hosting panels for important recognitions like Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, and Women in STEM Month; ensuring faculty search committees are now explicitly charged with obtaining a diverse pool of outstanding candidates; helping to build the pipeline not just at Rochester but around the country by providing underrepresented students the opportunity to do research through the NSF REU program he developed; and working to make visible the contributions of outstanding scholars from all backgrounds, which serves as an inspiration for the faculty, staff and students within ECE.

Marvin’s commitment to this work is truly inspiring and we are thrilled that he has been recognized at the highest levels of the University.  Congratulations Marvin!

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