Ms. Ramona Curtis

Ms. Ramona Curtis, Director for Community Engagement and Educational Development, is the 2015 Diversity Award recipient.  

Over the past few decades, Ramona has spearheaded many initiatives to promote diversity at Baylor University, within the Waco community, and far beyond these boundaries.  

In 2013, she co-founded and chaired the local African American Leadership Organization which acts as a clearinghouse and “amplifier” by bringing leaders of other African-American organizations together to share ideas in order to make a greater impact on the community as a whole.

In 2015 she created and launched the Community Health Fellow program, designed to assist Community Health undergraduate students by inspiring them through their academic discipline and civic engagement to address systematic problems facing our community.

Over the past 3 years, Ramona has engaged Baylor students, faculty, and staff in the Undoing Racism program which focuses on understanding racism and how we can all work together to undo its negative effects.  

These are but a few of the many ways that Ramona has worked tirelessly on our campus, and in and outside our community to promote diversity in its many forms, to seek social justice, and to inspire cultural competency.  The many letters of recommendations received portray a woman who loves Baylor, loves Waco, and wants to see diversity spread as far as possible.  To Ramona Curtis, there are no boundaries that limit her will and determination to spread diversity over the entire globe.

Thank you Ramona for everything you have done, and what we know you will continue to do to make our world a better place for all of us!

It is with great pleasure that the Campus Diversity Committee name Ms. Ramona Curtis as the 2015 Annual BU Diversity Award recipient!