Tony Tolbert, an adjunct professor at UCLA School of Law and the school’s Director of Learning Environment and Academic Affairs, has been named the recipient of the 2017 UCLA Faculty Student Development Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award.
The award, given by the UCLA Academic Senate and its Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity, goes to students, staff and faculty in recognition of their “contributions to furthering a diverse, impartial, and inclusive environment at UCLA.”
Tolbert, who has received several honors from UCLA and community groups for his leadership in diversity and other initiatives, actively engages with individual law students, student organizations, staff and faculty to ensure that UCLA Law provides a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.
Tolbert spent 14 years co-directing the law school’s Academic Outreach & Development Program, which prepares high-potential undergraduate students and college graduates from diverse backgrounds for careers in law. In his current role, he leads the school’s efforts to provide training on cultural competence and awareness; directs the school’s Street Law program, in which UCLA Law students teach law-related topics at local high schools; and offers training in restorative justice, a non-adversarial form of conflict resolution.