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Chancellor Cantor recognized by ACE with 2011 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award

March 09, 2011

Sara Miller
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Syracuse University Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor has received the 2011 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award from the American Council on Education (ACE). 

The award is named in honor of Reginald Wilson, senior scholar emeritus at ACE and former director of the organization’s Office of Minority Concerns, and was presented at ACE’s 93rd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 8. It is presented every year to an individual who has made outstanding contributions and demonstrated sustained commitment to diversity in higher education. 

Among the contributions highlighted by ACE for this award, Cantor is recognized for promoting the Scholarship in Action vision at SU that encourages access, support and engagement to promote inclusion. Among the activities she has helped build are the Intergroup Dialogue Program, which promotes conversations about issues among members of the University and local communities; the WellsLink leadership program, which supports students of color on campus; and the University’s partnership with its native hosts, the Haudenosaunee. In addition, Cantor helped initiate Say Yes to Education Syracuse, which promotes post-secondary success for at-risk youth within the Syracuse City School District and is today the largest school improvement program of its kind in the nation. 

The full news release on Cantor’s award is available at the ACE website. 

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations, nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.

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