2019 Recipients

JENNIFER McCARY, Bowling Green State University

Jennifer McCary is the chief diversity and belonging officer at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), where she oversees the Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging – which includes the Office of Multicultural Affairs, LGBTQ+ Programs, TRIO Programs, the Center for Women and Gender Equity, the Center for Violence Prevention and Education, and the Office of Title IX.

McCary earned a Bachelor of fine arts degree in art education / stone sculpture and a Master of arts degree in college student personnel from BGSU. She is a two-time TEDx speaker, has had two sculptures displayed in the “So Much More: Ohio’s African American Artists” exhibit, was named a Woman of Distinction by BGSU, and more.

In the community, McCary is the chair of 10 committees at BGSU and serves on 21 others that affect the campus, town, and region. She was previously elected as chair of the Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), which is an organization with 7,500 members representing 1,200 institutions across the US and world.

Jennifer McCary