Two African American Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Kofi Lomotey, senior fellow of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, received a 2012 Presidential Citation from the American Educational Research Association “for his outstanding scholarship and exceptional service to the educational community.”

Dr. Lomotey is the former chancellor of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and former president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia. He is a graduate of Oberlin College. Dr. Lomotey earned a master’s degree at Cleveland State University as well as a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Carolyn Vallas, assistant dean for diversity at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia, has been selected to receive the 2012 DuPont Minorities in Engineering Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. She will receive the award at the society’s annual conference this June in San Antonio. Vallas joined the school 15 years ago and is the director of its Center for Diversity in Engineering.

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