President-Chancellor Belton among top 50 national higher ed leaders

Southern University System President-Chancellor Ray L. Belton was recently recognized as one of the Top 50 Leaders in Higher Education by the National Diversity Council during its 17th Annual National Diversity and Leadership Conference. The virtual conference held in late April honored a number of diverse talents from different industries with this year’s theme, “Be a Changemaker.”

According to the Council, “The Top 50 Leaders in Higher Education are innovators, strategists, and pioneers in this dynamic sector of local and global education. Educators are pivotal for the growth and development of individuals and subsequently, the organizations for which their students work. Educators’ long term contributions have significantly and uniquely impacted the greater community. The National Diversity and Leadership Conference recognizes individuals who contribute to the growth of their students, organization, community, and are active in mentoring the next generation of professionals in the education sector.”


2021 Awardees

Andrew D. Martin

Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis


Carol Christ

Chancellor, UC Berkeley


Christopher L. Eisgruber

President, Princeton


Darryll J. Pines

President, University of Maryland


Dr. Felecia M. Nave

President, Alcorn State University


Dr. Ray L. Belton

President - President-Chancellor, Southern University System


Juan Sánchez Muñoz

Chancellor, University of California Merced


Jonathan Holloway

President, Rutgers


Noelle E. Crockett

President, Utah State University


Patrick F. Leahy

President, Monmouth University


Quinton T. Ross, Jr.

President, Alabama State University


Richard J. Gallot, Jr., JD

President, Grambling State University


Ronald H. Nowaczyk, PhD

President, Frostburg State University


Tony Allen, Ph.D.

President, Delaware State University



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