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.

2024 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 2024 Awards season ASHE President Jeni Hart will review and select the recipient(s).

Past Recipients

2023: Center for Urban Education

Additional Recipients

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