Sylvia Hurtado

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Professor and Director, Higher Education Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles

Nominated By: Shaun Harper

Dr. Hurtado has made significant contributions to the educational benefits associated with diversity and cross-cultural engagement on college and university campuses, which affected the outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Affirmative Action cases at the University of Michigan. She has coordinated several national research projects, including a U.S. Department of Education sponsored study on how colleges are preparing students to achieve cognitive, social, and democratic skills requisite for participation in a diverse democracy.

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