By: Amy Elizabeth Gleitsmann
Angela Noble Grange and Wilbur Parker in 2012

A First Step

The Office for Women and Minorities in Business (OWMB), now known as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), opened in 1999. Founding director Angela Noble-Grange, MBA ’94, would later become a senior lecturer of management communication at Johnson and was honored with the 2012 Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni Award—presented to her by Wilbur Parker himself—in recognition of the office’s founding.