Elvira Prieto named 2018 Fidler Award winner in Student Affairs

ELVIRA PRIETO, associate director of El Centro Chicano y Latino and a resident fellow in Casa Zapata, has won the 2018 Margaret Ann Fidler Award.

The award, given by the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, recognizes an individual staff member’s contributions and dedication to the work and mission of VPSA.

Fidler Award
Elvira Prieto, Susie Brubaker-Cole and Margaret Ann Fidler

It recognizes individuals who demonstrate integrity and value collaboration. Named in honor of MARGARET ANN FIDLER, a former associate vice provost for administration in VPSA, the award was established when Fidler retired in 2001. Recipients receive a plaque and a monetary prize.

Prieto, who graduated from Stanford in 1996, was presented with this year’s Fidler Award at the VPSA’s annual staff celebration. She was cited for her commitment to undergraduate and graduate students and for standing against racism and supporting those who face it.

She also was lauded for her contribution to the university’s long-range planning (LRP) process. As a member of “Our Community,” one of the LRP’s four Area Steering Committees, Prieto read and provided input on more than 300 submitted proposals and ideas.

In addition to the Fidler Award, VPSA also presented the John Etchemendy Student Affairs Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to JAMES CAMPBELL, the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History. Campbell was lauded for his contributions to student learning inside and outside the classroom. The award was renamed in 2016 in honor of former Provost JOHN ETCHEMENDY.

The Gregory Boardman Team Impact Award, renamed last fall for the former vice provost of student affairs, also was awarded. This year’s team included nine individuals from various offices across the university who formed an interim team that helped sustain the operations of the Office of Community Standards during a period of transition. Members of the interim leadership team were KOREN BAKKEGARD, associate dean of residential education; LAURETTE BEESON, assistant dean and associate director of the Graduate Life Office; SUSAN SIMONI BURK, business operations manager in the Dean of Students Office; MARK DIPERNA, associate dean of students and director of the Office of Community Standards; SUSAN FLEISCHMANN, special assistant to the dean of Stanford Law School and chief of staff in the dean’s office; CATHERINE GLAZE, Title IX coordinator; CHRISTINE GRIFFITH, associate vice provost and dean of students; MARUSHKA HIRSHON, student services specialist for the offices of the Dean of Students and Student Activities and Leadership; and SUSAN WEERSING, associate dean of humanities and sciences in the H&S Dean’s Office.

Read more on the Student Affairs website.