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Troy Riddle, Albany Law School's Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award.
NALSAP's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award recognizes a member who is actively engaged in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity in their school community; demonstrates an awareness of unconscious bias and the importance of cultural competency; demonstrates a commitment to identify and eliminate unfair bias, stereotypes, and barriers to academic and professional success; and implements diversity-related programing to ensure that students graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary for a diverse society.
Dean Riddle accepted the award at the 2019 NALSAP Conference on June 13.
He was nominated by Associate Dean for Student Affairs Rosemary Queenan, who noted the significant impact made by Dean Riddle through his work as chair of the Institutional Diversity Committee and involvement in developing a strategic plan for diversity at Albany Law School. "He has also been actively engaged in working with the student organizations to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in the law school community and has served as a tremendous resource for students at Albany Law," she wrote.
Dean Riddle joined Albany Law School in the fall of 2018. He previously served as Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at The John Marshall Law School, Chicago. Before that he worked at the Widener University Delaware Law School, Wilmington.
Before joining Widener, he served as Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), where he was responsible for DiscoverLaw.org content, programming, and Campus Coordinator activities. He was instrumental in launching LSAC's Diversity Matters Award, which encourages and recognizes the diversity efforts of LSAC's ABA-approved member law schools.