Veronica Atondo Receives Distinguished Award

Nov. 16, 2023
Veronica Atondo

Veronica Atondo, assistant director of undergraduate engagement and belongingness for Eller undergraduate programs, has been selected as the 2023 Edith Sayre Auslander Emerging Visionary by the University of Arizona’s Commision on the Status of Women (CSW).

This award is named after Edith Sayre Auslander—a Tucson native, University alumna and former faculty member. She also served on the Arizona Board of Regents and was part of establishing the CSW in 1991.

The CSW created the Vision awards in 1999 to honor leaders who manage their units in ways that exemplify the vision set out by the Arizona Board of Regents Commission in 1990. University staff, faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, and administrators nominate individuals who cultivate diversity and advance the CSW goals relating to campus climate, career and professional development and issues of equity and inclusion.

“I am especially proud and excited for Veronica to be recognized for this award because it is named after my mother because of her work to establish the CSW and it honors women who mentor and support others,” says Anne Pagel, associate dean of undergraduate programs. “Veronica absolutely embodies what this award stands for!”