Our Dr. Yesim Darici, the Director of Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, just won the FIU President's Access & Equity Award! Congratulations to Professor Darici! She has made a contribution not only to FIU, but also nationally in the academic sciences for women and underrepresented minorities. Dr. Darici galvanized a group of women faculty to propose a plan designed to improve institutional planning for women and minority faculty. The effort has led to an unprecedented accomplishment with the establishment of the new Office to Advance Women, Equity and Diversity at FIU. She is an innovator and a strong influencer for instilling principles of diversity across the university.