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Dillard’s Dr. Yolanda W. Page Named One Of 25 Outstanding Women Leaders In Higher Education

David Grubb | Communications and Marketing

Dr Yoland PageNEW ORLEANS – Dillard University Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Yolanda W. Page will be highlighted in the upcoming “Women’s History Month” edition of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education as one of 25 outstanding women leaders in higher education.

According to a statement from the magazine, “each leader has been selected by our editorial team, based on a certain criteria where the individual has demonstrated perseverance, tenacity, and has had broad impact on the academy and beyond.”

“Dr. Page being recognized will hopefully reinforce what I have known for over a decade; she is a superstar,” said Dillard President Walter M. Kimbrough.  “On a list that includes five university presidents, she is one of only three HBCU leaders selected.  As an alumna of Dillard, she is an everyday example to our students, staff and community of what the ‘Dillard Difference’ truly means.”

Each member of the list will be recognized during the 99th annual meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE) in Washington D.C., from March 11-14.

“It is really quite an honor to be recognized as a top woman in education,” Dr. Page said, “especially among women I admire, including Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell (President, Spelman College) and Cheryl L. Smith (Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs, United Negro College Fund).  While in some ways this distinguishes my career, it is quite humbling for I have always done this out of my personal passion for education and to cultivate that passion in others.”

For more information, contact Maya Minter with Diverse: Issues in Higher Education at (703) 385-2411.

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