James L. Moore III Honored by the American Council on Education

James L. Moore III, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University, has been awarded the 2021 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award from the American Council on Education. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership and commitment on a national level to the advancement of racial and ethnic minorities and other underrepresented populations in higher education.

The award is named in honor of the late Reginald Wilson, who served as senior scholar emeritus at ACE and was founding director of the council’s Office of Minority Concerns. Dr. Wilson served as dean at Oakland Community College in Orchard Lake, Michigan. He later founded and directed the Black studies program at the University of Detroit Mercy and was president of Wayne County Community College in Detroit. Dr. Wilon died in December 2020. (See JBHE post.)

“Dr. Moore is one of the most influential voices in our country when it comes to addressing the ongoing structural issues of racism and equity on our campuses and in the community,” said ACE President Ted Mitchell. “He gives critical voice to the needs of underrepresented student populations. He has created dynamic academic spaces focusing on Black males in the academy and those spaces serve as a beacon of strength and hope for higher education nationally and internationally.”

Dr. Moore is a graduate of Delaware State University, where he majored in English education. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in counselor education from Virginia Tech.

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