Academic Leadership Award
On an annual basis, Carnegie Corporation of New York chooses exceptional leaders of American higher education to receive the foundation's Academic Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the realms of curricular innovation, reform of K-12 education and the promotion of strong links between their institution and their local communities.
Each honoree's institution receives a grant of $500,000 to be used toward the winner's academic initiatives. The Academic Leadership Award was established in recognition of Andrew Carnegie's vision that education, knowledge and its diffusion are fundamental tools for strengthening the bonds of our society and democracy.
|2011||Freeman A. Hrabowski III||University of Maryland, Baltimore County|
|Eduardo J. Padrón||Miami Dade College|
|2009||Leon Botstein||Bard College|
|Scott Cowen||Tulane University|
|Amy Gutmann||University of Pennsylvania|
|William E. Kirwan||University System of Maryland|
|2008||Robert J. Birgeneau||University of California, Berkeley|
|Nancy Cantor||Syracuse University|
|2007||Matthew Goldstein||City University of New York|
|2005||Henry S. Bienen||Northwestern University|
|Jared L. Cohon||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Don M. Randel||University of Chicago|