Penn State Harrisburg Lion Leaders in Diversity Recognition Program

Penn State Harrisburg Lion Leaders in Diversity Recognition Program

Overview of the Program

The Penn State Harrisburg Lion Leaders in Diversity Program is intended to highlight individuals who cultivate a safe and supportive community and foster diversity inclusion throughout the year both on and off campus. Diversity related service should be outside of the individual’s role or position within the University. Examples include active involvement in organizations that foster diversity awareness, promoting diversity in teaching, research or service to the college or community, assisting with diversity events and programs, and any other activity that displays a commitment to a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Each semester, the Diversity and Educational Equity Awards Subcommittee will review nominations and select individuals for recognition. Lion Leaders will receive a certificate, a highlight of their achievements shared with the campus, and a small gift. Please note that those recognized are also eligible to be nominated for the Penn State Harrisburg (campus-wide) Faculty, Staff, or Student Diversity Award given in the spring.


All faculty, staff, and students of Penn State Harrisburg are eligible.

Nomination Procedure

Nomination form

Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis, and self-nominations will be accepted. Individuals not selected will be considered for future recognition in the Lion Leaders Program.

Lion Leaders 

Spring 2017 Winners:

  • Thomas Kell, Staff Lion Leader 

  • Dr. Laura Roy, Faculty Lion Leader

  • Dr. Linda Rhen, Faculty Lion Leader

  • Dr. Hannah Spector, Faculty Lion Leader

  • Lexi Wells, Student Lion Leader