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Ohio State University College
Of Education Honors Diversity Leader 

The Ohio State University College of Education honored Dr. Anne Pruitt-Logan, a nationally recognized leader in graduate programming to attract members of minorities and women to teaching careers in universities.

Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor the college bestows.

Pruitt-Logan, of Mclean, Va., has centered her work on the preparation of future faculty in mathematics and science, particularly women and people of color. Her ground- breaking work shaped the way state higher education systems, colleges and universities increased accessibility and opportunities.

Pruitt-Logan is emeritus professor of educational policy and leadership at Ohio State, where she also served as associate provost, associate dean of the Graduate School and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. After leaving Ohio State in 1995, she served for eight years at the Council of Graduate Schools, where she co-directed the Preparing Future Faculty program. She received $3 million in grants, including funds from the National Science Foundation. She has served as a consultant to numerous projects and educational boards.

Prior to coming to Ohio State, she held faculty and administrative positions at Case Western Reserve and Fisk universities, and Albany State College.

She has received the Outstanding Alumna honor from Howard University (B.S., 1949) and was selected as an American Council on Education Fellow. She was president of the American College Personnel Association from 1976-1977 and was named Senior Scholar in 1989.

The other 2004 Hall of Fame inductees are alumni Norman Anderson of Raleigh, N.C., a pioneer in science education; Robert Duncan of Columbus, judge and Ohio State trustee; and the late Harold Nestor, a leader in the establishment of the community college system.

“The Hall of Fame highlights the achievements of outstanding individuals,” said Mike Jolley, chair of the 2004-2005 EdLums Advisory Board. “The College of Education Alumni Society reserves induction for the most outstanding of our alumni and former faculty. They serve as models for educators who follow.”

Dr. Donna Evans, dean of the College of Education and an Ohio State alumna, said, “I am proud to be part of such an outstanding group as the 2004 inductees, and proud that we are associated with these quality educators.”
The alumni society inducts alumni and former faculty and administrators into the Hall of Fame every two years. 

—  Associated Press

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