March 29– As the Director of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at UNCP, Dr. Robert Canida has been dedicated to serving his campus and community.
He is now being recognized for his service at a higher level. He is this year’s recipient of the Erskine Bowles Staff Service Award for the UNC-System.
Dr. Canida came to UNCP in 1995 and was a campus librarian before taking over the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. He was instrumental in starting the annual social justice symposium, which is in its 11th year.