Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has announced the 2018 recipients of the Dr. John Hope Franklin Award. They are:
President Barack Obama presented Dr. Darlene Clark Hine with the National Humanities Medal for outstanding achievements in history in 2014.
Dr. James J. Duderstadt, president emeritus and professor of science and engineering at the University of Michigan. He is widely hailed for setting the diversity precedent among predominantly White universities.
Dr. William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University since 1978 and renowned for his innovative leadership. During his tenure, student enrollment has almost tripled and 76 new academic programs have been implemented.
Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and former Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and History at Northwestern University. In 2014, President Barack Obama presented the pioneer in Black women’s history with the National Humanities Medal for outstanding achievement in history.
Past recipients of the award have included Dr. Clifton Wharton, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. William Friday, U.S. Rep. John Lewis and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole.
This is the 14th time Diverse has bestowed this prestigious honor, created with the support of the late Dr. Franklin, to recognize individuals for their distinguished contributions to higher education. This year’s awards will be presented at a reception on March 12 at 5:30 p.m. during the 100th annual meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE) at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.