The American Council on Education (ACE) recently named Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College, the 2014 recipient of the Reginald Wilson Diversity in Leadership award. According to the Council, Dukes received the award for her resolve to ensure that all students have access to the tools and resources needed to succeed academically and professionally.

The award is named in honor of Reginald Wilson, senior scholar emeritus at ACE and former director of the Council’s Office of Minority Concerns, and was presented at ACE’s 96th Annual Meeting. It is given every year to an individual who has made outstanding contributions and demonstrated sustained commitment to diversity in higher education.

“It is a privilege to present the 2014 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award to Charlene Dukes, whose bold leadership at Prince George’s Community College and elsewhere demonstrates an unwavering dedication to the cause of expanding higher education diversity and access,” said ACE President Molly Corbett Broad. “She is a pioneer who is intent on helping to forge new opportunities for countless other higher education leaders and students.”