Presidential Medal

The ASHE Presidential Medal will be presented to an individual of the current president’s choice each year. The recipient can be a mentor, colleague, research collaborator, or someone else in higher education whom the outgoing president deems worthy of public acknowledgment. In the event of a posthumous presentation, a colleague, former student, or family member will be invited to accept the medal on the awardee’s behalf. Only one ASHE Presidential Medal can be presented each year.

2023 Awards Timeline

  • An announcement of recipients will be sent to the ASHE membership in late September.
  • The recipient(s) will be recognized during the ASHE Awards Ceremony during the Annual Conference.

Selection Process

As is the tradition with the Presidential Medal, during the 2023 Awards season ASHE President Ana Martínez-Alemán will review and select the recipient(s).

Past Recipients

2022: The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

Additional Recipients

  • 2021: Excelencia in Education
  • 2020: Local Change Agent Award - Tamara Bertrand Jones (YouTube Link)
  • 2020: Honorable Mention - Ansley Booker (YouTube Link)
  • 2020: Honorable Mention - Tara Parker (YouTube Link)
  • 2018: Mary Howard Hamilton