English graduate student, Anya Adair, is one of ten recipients of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award for 2015. and has been invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities this month (January 21-24, 2015) in Washington, DC.
This was a highly competitive selection process. AAC&U received nearly 300 nominations from universities across the country, and all of those associated with the Award noted the incredibly impressive credentials of this year’s nominees. As stated by Carol Geary Schneider, AAC&U’s president: “They represent the finest in the new generation of faculty who will teach and lead higher education in the next decades.”
A list of all the award recipients will be posted on the Association of American Colleges & Universities website in early January.
About the Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.
The awards honor the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California-Berkeley. From 1996 through 2005, the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards were administered by the American Association for Higher Education, where Professor Cross had served as Chair of AAHE’s Board of Directors. The Association of American Colleges and Universities became the partner association in 2006 and is pleased to continue the tradition of this prestigious award.
courtesy of Association of American Colleges & Universities