Presidential Honor Coin for Diversity and Inclusion

Only one coin is awarded each year, and it will go to a person who makes a tangible contribution to furthering the Iowa State University Principles of Community and a commitment to an Iowa State where members feel welcomed, supported, included, and valued.


The Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion honored Samone Whitfield with Iowa State University’s Inaugural Presidential Honor Coin for her recommendation to add members of the Faculty and Staff Association Council to the Campus Leaders Luncheon.

Because of Samone's recommendation, faculty and staff representatives who help advance our efforts towards diversity and inclusion through their respective FSA’s have a seat at the table to discuss issues and provide input essential to the success of all members of our campus community. 

Congratulations Samone!