Alexander receives Vanderbilt Alumni Award for Diversity and Inclusion

Congratulations to Clinical Professor Rumay Alexander who has received the Vanderbilt Alumni Award for Diversity and Inclusion for her continued dedication to equity in nursing!

via the Vanderbilt School of Nursing:

Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing; special assistant to the dean for the UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry; and former UNC-CH associate vice-chancellor for diversity and inclusion/chief diversity officer, has been honored by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with the school’s Alumni Award for Diversity and Inclusion. This new award was presented during a virtual celebration on October 20, 2020. Dr. Alexander graduated from VUSN with a Master’s of Science in Nursing in 1977.

The award recognizes a Vanderbilt graduate for notable work toward reducing social barriers that silo people and for creating awareness of bias in order to generate more inclusive, yet diverse, organizations in nursing. This can be in academic, clinical, political or other setting.

Dr. Alexander was honored for her dedication to the nursing profession. In presenting the award, VUSN Alumni Association President Hannah Lowe, DNP, RD, FNP-C, CDCES, praised Dr. Alexander for spending “the greater part of her career helping others to be conscious of how each person’s circumstances and experiences affect who they have grown to become. Her work is utilized by many varied organizations striving to foster equity and inclusion of people from multiple backgrounds.”