Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Success Peggy Lore is receiving two prestigious awards.
The CU System has announced Lore as the 2014 University of Colorado President’s Diversity Awardee in the staff category. This recognition reflects significant achievements by faculty, staff, students, and academic or administrative units in developing a culturally diverse, compassionate university community reflective of inclusive excellence.
The local Asian American community also has named Lore among the 2014 Asian American Heroes of Colorado. Now in its 6th year, this award selection by a committee recognizes Asian Americans in Colorado who make a difference in our communities and beyond. An awards event is scheduled for May 24. Lore and fellow awardees will be featured in the May issue of Asian Avenue magazine.
“During her tenure at CU Denver, Peggy has been an advocate for student success. In her various roles: Asian American Student Services director, director of New Student Orientation, director of the Academic Success & Advising Center and the Learning Resources Center, and currently as AVC of Student Success, Peggy’s dedication to and passion for serving our underrepresented students is unwavering,” said Khushnur Z. Dadabhoy, Ph.D.,
dean of Students and assistant vice chancellor University Life. “She has been especially supportive of first-year students, as well as international students, who face challenges in adapting to college norms and U.S. culture, and she is never too busy to help individual students."
Further, Dadabhoy said, “Over the Peggy’s years of service to CU Denver, she has developed opportunities for students to create leadership teams and organizations that promote a diverse and inclusive culture and has promoted programs, initiatives, or projects in the area of diversity and inclusion. Her collaborations with the campus community are well documented and resulted in many successful outcomes for our students.”
As the daughter of a Chinese immigrant, and first-generation to attend college, Lore relates to and understands the challenges that many of our students experience. She is often called upon to be a keynote speaker at campus and community events to share her expertise on how students can maximize their time as a college student. For the Asian American community, she is an advocate in raising awareness on the challenges of the model minority stereotypes, the history of Asian Americans in the United States, and rich heterogeneity of the Asian American population and culture.
Colleagues at the University and across the greater community hold Lore in high regard for her knowledge and cultural expertise on the issues including student success, student retention and graduation. She also serves on executive boards related to education, human rights, and Asian American issues such as the Asian Education Advisory Council for Denver Public Schools and the Mayor’s Commission on Asian Pacific Americans.
John Lanning, Ph.D., assistant vice chancellor of Undergraduate Experiences, congratulated Lore, “This recognition is well deserved. It has been my pleasure to work with you for many years, and I can’t imagine anyone more deserving.”
“Peggy’s involvement and leadership in the community has boded well for CU Denver, it has enhanced our image as a school that promotes diversity and has a caring staff and commitment to serving underrepresented students,” Dadabhoy noted.