TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence

 

The TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence is named in honor of the late Theodore M. Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame (IN), esteemed leader in higher education, and former member of the TIAA and CREF Boards of Overseers for 28 years. This award is intended to recognize a current college or university president/chancellor who embodies the spirit of the late Reverend Hesburgh, his commitment to higher education, and his contributions to the greater good.

 

​2021 Winners: Ruth J. Simmons

 

Past Award Recipients

The TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence has been bestowed yearly since 2010, when William E. (Brit) Kirwan became the first ever recipient. Click to expand the area below to learn more about previous winners and past college and university recipients.

Previous Winners

2020 - Shirley Reed and Joseph E. Aoun

2019 - Mark P. Becker

2018 - Paul J. LeBlanc

2017 - Gail O. Mellow

2016 - Patricia A. McGuire

2015 - John Sexton

2014 - Scott Cowen

2013 - Diana Natalicio

2012 - Charles B. Reed and Eduardo J. Padrón

2011 - Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

2010 - William E. (Brit) Kirwan

College and University Recipients of the Hesburgh Award

Southern New Hampshire University

Baruch College

University of Wyoming

University of Colorado

Wagner College

Barnard College

Indiana University Bloomington

Babson College

Utah Valley State College

Community College of Denver

 
 
 

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Sponsor

This award is generously sponsored by the TIAA Institute.

 


This award is not open for public submission. Please contact TIAA.Hesburgh.award@acenet.edu with any questions.