20th Century Presidents: WHO HAVE INFLUENCED THE HIGHER EDUCATION LANDSCAPE
Derek Bok, Harvard University
William Bowen, Princeton University, Mellon Foundation
They know rivers and write eloquently about the ebb and flow of affirmative action in higher education.
Horace Mann Bond
Fort Valley State College, Lincoln University-Pennsylvania
This father of civil rights activist Julian Bond emerged as an early critic of the dubious intelligence theories and myths springing up from the IQ testing movement.
Sinte Gleska University
He led his institution to become one of the first two tribally controlled colleges to receive accreditation for a bachelor's degree program and the first to earn accreditation for a master's program.
La Guardia Community College
Distinguished for his candor in describing the plight of minorities in higher education and articulating what higher education must do in the face of its demographic imperative.
He does Mary McLeod Bethune's legacy proud.
Clinton Bristow Jr.
Alcorn State University
He shows what can be done even in the belly of the beast.
Houston Community College
She brings a distinguished career in international women's issues to bear on this fast-growing urban community college.
Roscoe C. Brown Jr.
Bronx Community College
He is a former Tuskegee Airman who successfully flew through New York's educational politics.
University of Virginia
Though recently challenged, his policies resulted in anenviable recruitment record and a 90 percent Black graduation rate.
This former university president went on to became the first African American to be elected to a citywide office in Atlanta since the Reconstruction era.
California State University-Fullerton
This pioneering researcher brought a perspective about the benefits of diversity in the pursuit of academic excellence to the California State system that continues to this day.
Johnnetta B. Cole
This "sister president" showed that you don't have to be a "seven sister" to be top rate.
Clark Atlanta University
His steadfast leadership of this anchor institution in the Atlanta University Center has been a model for others to replicate.
Samuel DuBois Cook
Thanks to his many years of leadership, Dillard is now positioned to compete with the leading institutions in Louisiana.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Because of him, Georgia Tech is envied in terms of minority engineer production.
University of Michigan
He believed that unless one could show that the numbers of underrepresented minorities on campus had increased, claiming to have a commitment to diversity was meaningless.
Vera King Farris
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Because of her, students in South New Jersey have a first-rate educational option.
Edward B. Fort
North Carolina A & T University
He understood how to make his institution thrive in an Adams environment.
Texas Southmost College
Thanks to her, the fastest growing minority group in America, Latinos, has a brighter educational prospect.
J. Wade Gilley
University of Tennessee
In Virginia, West Virginia, and now in Tennessee, he has constantly opened the doors of opportunity to Black students, faculty and staff.
Through his work with Anne Pruitt, he showed how much you can accomplish even after retirement.
William "Bill" Harvey
Through to his bold entrepreneurial style, he has made Hampton is the envy of private colleges in America while holding true to the legacy of former President Jerome Brud Holland. …