The Women of Color in the Academy Project is proud to announce the 2012 award will be presented to Robin Wilson, Associate Professor of Dance in the School of Music,Theatre & Dance.The annual award, established by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost, honors the legacy of internationally acclaimed opera singer Shirley Verrett, who was also the James Earl Jones Distinguished University Professor of Voice in Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance. A ceremony on Thursday, January 31, will recognize Ms. Wilson for her dedication to promoting the success of women of color students and faculty in the creative arts and for her commitment to diversity as part of the University’s mission.