Alexis Charles
Alexis Charles

Alexis Charles, coordinator of cultural diversity programs in Student Experience and an advocate for community and inclusion, has won this year’s Marilyn Langlois Student Affairs Staff Recognition Award.

Presented annually by the Office of the Vice-Provost (Student Affairs), the award recognizes individuals for professionalism and excellence in their support of students, staff, faculty and community partners.

Nominators said Charles goes beyond expectations in her work to create an inclusive and diverse community for Black and racialized students, faculty and staff. She is the lead staff member for Black History Month programming on campus and is co-founder and co-chair of the Black Faculty and Staff Network.

She has created robust program offerings for Black and racialized students and collaborated with many campus partners on cultural and educational programming for the community.

Congratulating Charles for her award, Irene Thompson, interim vice-provost (student affairs), said, “Alexis’s unwavering dedication to professionalism and exceptional support for students, staff, faculty and community partners is truly remarkable. She embodies the spirit of excellence and most certainly goes above and beyond to make a difference.

“I am grateful for her outstanding contributions to our community, and I am hopeful that her exceptional work will continue to inspire us all.”