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Dr. Melvin C. Terrell Honored with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award

NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has selected Dr. Melvin Terrell, vice president emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University as the recipient for its 2020 Bobby E. Leach Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Dr. Melvin C. TerrellDr. Melvin C. Terrell

Each year the award, named after the first person of color to serve as NASPA president and the first Black administrator at Florida State University, honors a senior student affairs professional or faculty member who has proven a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion.

Terrell is the subject of a Festschrift β€” β€œa time-honored academic tradition that recognizes the retirement of a noted and celebrated scholar by other scholars contributing original work to a volume dedicated to the honoree,” says Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson, one of the co-editors of Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs, the Festschrift in honor of Terrell that was released in 2017.



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