Diverse: Issues in Higher Education is pleased to announce Marian Wright Edelman and Dr. Edmund Gordon as 2011 recipients of the Dr. John Hope Franklin Award.
Edelman is founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, a leading advocate for the nation’s disadvantaged children and families. Gordon, professor emeritus of psychology at Yale University, created the Institute for Urban Minority Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College and has dedicated his career to closing the academic achievement gap between Whites and urban minorities.
This is the seventh time Diverse has presented this prestigious award, created with the consent of Dr. Franklin to recognize individuals whose contributions to higher education are consistent with the highest standards of excellence.
This year’s award will be presented at a reception on Monday, March 7, 2011, between 6:00-7:15 p.m., sponsored by TIAA-CREF, during the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE) at the Washington Hilton Hotel.