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Nominations for K. Patricia Cross Future Leader Awards Due October 3; Doctoral Level and MFA Students Eligible

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning; and who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others.

Students must be nominated by a faculty member or administrator; application materials are due October 3, 2011.

The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.

Please go to the K. Patricia Cross page of Association of American Colleges and Universities' website for complete information.

All doctoral-level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the MFA is the terminal degree, such as art or music, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2012.)

The awards will be announced in December 2011, and recognized at AAC&U's Annual Meeting in January. The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award provides financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U's 2012 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Washington, DC, January 25-28, 2012. All award recipients are required to attend the conference. The award includes travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.

Please contact Suzanne Hyers at or 202.387.3760 with any questions.