Established to honor Dr. Reginald Wilson, the founding director of the Office of Minority Concerns, the award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to diversity in American higher education.
2018 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award Winner
On March 12, 2018 the 2018 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award was presented to Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California (UC). The award was presented during the Monday Breakfast Plenary at ACE2018, the American Council on Education's 100th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Accepting the award on Napolitano’s behalf was Yvette Gullat, UC vice provost and chief outreach officer.
Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award Press Release
The nomination period for the 2019 Reginald Wilson Leadership Award will begin Fall of 2018.
For additional information about the Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award, please email ACELeadership@acenet.edu or 202-939-9390.
Mildred García, President, California State University, Fullerton
Santa J. Ono, President, University of Cincinnati
Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania
Charlene M. Dukes, President, Prince George’s Community College (MD)
Johnnetta B. Cole, Director, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
James M. Rosser, President, California State University, Los Angeles
Nancy Cantor, Chancellor and President, Syracuse University (NY)
Bob Suzuki, President Emeritus, California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Eduardo J. Padron, President, Miami Dade College (FL)
William E. Cox, President/CEO, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Frank L. Matthews, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
James Moeser, Former Chancellor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Diana S. Natalicio, President, The University of Texas at El Paso
Tomas Arciniega, President Emeritus, California State University-Bakersfield
Jacquelyn M. Belcher, President Emeritus, Georgia Perimeter College
Kenneth R.R. Gros Louis, Chancellor Emeritus, Indiana University-Bloomington
Juliet V. Garcia, Former President, The University of Texas at Brownsville
Frank H.T. Rhodes, President Emeritus, Cornell University
John B. Slaughter, Former President and CEO, The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., Former Chancellor, University of Maryland College Park; and former President, Occidental University
Tom Joyner, Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality and Philanthropist
Jewel Plummer Cobb, President and Professor of Biological Science Emerita, and Fullerton and Trustee Professor, California State University- Fullerton
James J. Duderstadt, President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Former Vice Chancellor for Educational and Student Development, Maricopa Community Colleges, and Research Professor, Arizona State University Main Campus