Dolores E. Battle, Senior Adviser to the President for Equity and Campus Diversity
Dolores E. Battle, senior adviser to the president for equity and campus diversity, was named a Diversity Champion by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in recognition of her lifelong work to advance multicultural infusion in the professions of speech-language pathology. Battle served as an advocate for multicultural issues, demonstrated respect and value for differing backgrounds and points of view, and has highlighted the impact of culture and/or language on speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech-language or hearing science in her premier textbook Communication Disorders in Multicultural Disorders, which is in preparation for its fourth edition, and in numerous other publications. She has served as a mentor and supporter for minority students who choose a career in speech-language pathology. The award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the association in New Orleans in November, is part of a celebration of 40 years of dedication to diversity in the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.