Dr. Michael T. Nettles is nationally recognized as a top policy researcher on educational assessment, student performance and achievement and educational equity. In August 2014 President Barack Obama appointed Nettles to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He was also appointed by two U.S. Secretaries of Education to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), which oversees and develops policies for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Past recipients have included Dr. Clifton Wharton, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Maya Angelou, the late Dr. William Friday and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole.
This is the 15th time Diverse has presented this prestigious award, created with the support of Dr. Franklin, to recognize individuals for their contributions to higher education. This year’s award will be presented on March 11, 2019 during the 101st centennial meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE) in Philadelphia, Pa.