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Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award

This award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership and commitment on a national level to the advancement of racial and ethnic minorities and other under-represented populations in higher education.

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. Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College (MD), was the 2014 recipient of the Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award. 

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Wilson Award. The award will be presented on March 12, 2015 at the closing plenary luncheon of the 97th ACE Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Nominations are due by December 1, 2014.

Award Recipients

2014    Charlene M. Dukes, President Prince George’s Community College (MD)

 
 
 
2010    Bob Suzuki, President Emeritus, California Polytechnic University, Pomona
 
2009    Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
 
2008    Eduardo J. Padron, President, Miami Dade College (FL)
 
2007    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
 
2005    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
 
2003   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
 
2001   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
 

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This award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership and commitment on a national level to the advancement of racial and ethnic minorities and other under-represented populations in higher education.

 

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