CAHEP Awards

ASHE CAHEP Barbara Townsend Lecture

Barbara Townsend served as the ASHE Executive Director and on many other committees, to improve the study of higher education for her higher education colleagues. Barbara was particularly well known for her research on community colleges, feminist studies, doctoral education, and higher education programs. In 1995, Barbara, Les Goodchild, and Bob Hendrickson co-founded the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP). CAHEP and the larger ASHE community wanted to recall her spirit and enthusiasm for higher education programs annually with a lecture series in her honor. 

CAHEP welcomes nominations for a lecture and lecturer that focus on community colleges, feminist studies, doctoral education, and/or higher education programs.

2019 CAHEP Barbara Townsend Lecture:
Sarah L. Rodriguez, Texas A&M University-Commerce

In the spirit of Barbara Townsend, Sarah’s scholarship has encompassed a particular focus on community colleges and gender in higher education. Sarah’s contribution to scholarship on gender issues in higher education has been most prominent in the area of science identity development among Latinas."

*In addition to being recognized during the ASHE Awards Ceremony, Rodriguez will deliver the Townsend Lecture.

To submit a nomination you will need:

  • Name, Title, Position, Institution, Email, and Phone Number of Nominator

  • Name, Title, Position, Institution, Email, and Phone Number of Nominee

  • A letter of nomination (no more than 500 words) which includes:

    • A statement as to how the nominated lecture and lecturer have implications for higher education programs and administration, gender in higher education, or leadership in community colleges.
    • A short biography addressing the nominee’s higher education professional background and past involvement in ASHE.

Nominations for 2019 Awards closed on July 8 at Noon Pacific. Award recipients will be announced in late September.


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