Press Release

Diverse Magazine Names Atlanta Tech President One Of The 25 Leading Women in Higher Education

FAIRFAX, Va. — In honor of Women’s History Month, Diverse will publish its second annual special report recognizing the contributions of women to higher education. In the edition, Diverse identifies 25 women from around the country who stand out for their ability to forge solutions to the unprecedented challenges facing the nation’s higher education community.

This year’s Women’s History Month edition will be published on March 14. According to Diverse Executive Editor David Pluviose, “The response last year to our inaugural class of 25 leading women in higher education was tremendous and we here at Diverse are thrilled to once again highlight the exceptional work of outstanding women in leadership. Their example is an inspiration to many and transcends gender, creed or color. We applaud each and every one of these women for their stellar accomplishments.”

The winners for 2013 are:
o Dr. Helen Benjamin, Chancellor, Contra Costa Community College District
o Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education
o Peggy Davis, Athletic Director, Virginia State University
o Katrina Y. Emery, Director of Education, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
o Dr. Valeria Fleming, Professor of Biology, Fayetteville State University
o Dr. Clinita Ford, Professor Emerita, Florida A&M University
o Dr. Mildred García, President, California State University
o Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover , President, Tennessee State University
o Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, President, Central State University
o Beverly Ledbetter, Vice President and General Counsel, Brown University
o Dr. Shirley M. Malcom, Head, Education and Human Resources, American Association for the Advancement of Science
o Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet, President, Antioch University Seattle
o Deborah Martinez, Executive Director, International Ultraviolet Association
o Dr. Paula McClain, Dean, Graduate School, Duke University
o Dr. Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Case Western Reserve University
o Dr. Francine McNairy, President, Millersville University
o Delise O’Meally, Director of Governance and International Affairs, NCAA
o Dr. Ann Pruitt, Professor Emerita, education policy and leadership, The Ohio State University
o Dr. Condoleeza Rice, Professor of Political Economy, Stanford University
o Melody Rodriguez, Director, Hispanic Outreach and Leadership Program, Armstrong Atlantic University
o Dr. Carol Geary Schneider, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities
o Dr. Tamica Smith-Jones, Director of Athletics, Clark Atlanta University
o Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, President, Atlanta Technical College
o Dr. Jerry Sue Thorton, President, Cuyahoga Community College
o Dr. Pamela Trotman Reid, President, University of Saint Joseph

For more than two decades, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has been America’s premier source of timely news, provocative commentary, insightful interviews and in-depth special reports on diversity in higher education. Savvy individuals who appreciate the crucial and ever-changing role that higher education plays in the lives of students, professionals, their families, and their communities make reading Diverse a regular habit.