Image of MLK holding speech, with text "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Admin & Staff Award"

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrator and Staff Award is sponsored by the NYU Administrative Management Council (AMC) and the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (OGI). The award is presented to one administrator and one union staff who embodies what it means to be inclusive and just with a proven history of respectfully serving their teammates at all levels. In addition, the recipients of this award demonstrate a commitment to enriching and serving their communities, as exemplified by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Current NYU administrators, staff, students, faculty, alumni, or other members of the NYU community may submit nominations. Award recipients are chosen by a selection committee of administrators and staff.


2024 Award Recipient

Headshot - Marshall Sunnes

Marshall Sunnes

Senior Digital Accessibility Specialist

Information Technology (IT)

Marshall Sunnes (he/him/his) works to advance digital inclusivity at NYU. During his eight years at NYU, he has held roles within the Moses Center for Student Accessibility and NYU IT. In his current role, he focuses on ensuring NYU's websites and apps are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. He also serves as a global inclusion officer for NYU IT.

Marshall holds an MS in Management and Systems from the NYU School of Professional Studies (2023) and is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC). Marshall and his spouse, David, enjoy experiencing the world through travel, film, and exhibitions.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrator and Staff Award recipients receive professional development support in the form of reimbursement. This year's recipient will also be announced and celebrated during the NYU MLK Week University-Wide Event on February 8, 2024.