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TIAA-CREF Honors Charles Reed and Eduardo Padrón with 2012 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award

March 13, 2012

 

​The TIAA-CREF Institute has selected Charles B. Reed, chancellor of the California State University system, and Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College, as the 2012 winners of the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence.

The awards were announced March 12 at ACE's 94th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

The Hesburgh Award is named in honor of the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame. Reed and Padrón were chosen by an independent panel of judges based on their excellence in higher education leadership.

Reed’s commitment to his students guides his work as chancellor of California State University, where he has successfully steered the system’s 23 campuses through state budget cuts while simultaneously meeting the complex demands of increasing enrollment.

His efforts to build collaborative partnerships and award-winning outreach programs—particularly those dedicated to students from underserved backgrounds—have received national acclaim. He also supports a number of multi-campus initiatives to improve research and instruction, and benefit local businesses and communities.

At Miami Dade College, Padrón is helping transform the role of community colleges across the country, raising their academic stature while preserving their mission to teach underserved populations. His innovative thinking provides students with the support necessary to overcome the most challenging odds and attend college, which has helped transform Miami Dade College into a catalyst for the local community and economy.

Padrón is also outgoing chair of the ACE Board of Directors.

“We are at an inflection point for American higher education,” said ACE President Molly Corbett Broad. “There are many challenges that confront us, and ACE is deeply proud to join the TIAA-CREF Institute in honoring those leaders who are helping to chart our course forward.”

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