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. Please include in your nomination (500 word maximum):
  • 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)