Renée Romano Student Leadership Award

Dr. Renée Romano served as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2006–2017. During that time, her dedication to the learning experience of students outside the classroom at the University of Illinois, and her relentless commitment to diversity and inclusion, experiential learning, and leadership opportunities left an indelible mark on this campus. Her initiatives created a sense of belonging and a community ethic of care, while building real world skills, that support the academic mission of the University.

The Renée Romano Student Leadership Award is supported by Student Affairs alumni in part by the Esther Caldwell and Ruth Caldwell Hussey Fund in honor of Vice Chancellor Romano.

The recognition includes a scholarship that will be applied directly to the student's financial aid package. Seniors will receive the scholarship applied to their financial aid package spring semester; sophomores and juniors will receive per semester stipend for the upcoming academic year.

Eligibility: Undergraduate student who exemplifies authentic leadership and has contributed a personal legacy of impact, especially with programs, projects, efforts, or activities that benefit women students and contribute to a campus community ethic of care.

Amount: $1,000

Number of Awards: 1

2022 Recipients

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