2017 TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award Presentation

Father Hesburgh on leadership excellence

2017 TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award Presentation

March 13, 2017
Washington, D.C.
by invitation only

The TIAA Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education is named in honor of the late Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., former president of the University of Notre Dame and, for 28 years, a member of the TIAA and CREF Boards of Overseers. A world-renowned educator and humanitarian, Father Hesburgh (1917-2015) was among the most influential figures in the modern history of higher education.

The Hesburgh Award is given to a current college or university president or chancellor who embodies Father Hesburgh’s commitment to higher education and society at large. It is sponsored by the TIAA Institute and presented at the annual ACE meeting. Award recipients are chosen by an independent panel of judges, and ACE administers the award on the Institute’s behalf.

The TIAA Institute will announce and present the 2017 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE) on March 13, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 

That evening, the TIAA Institute will host a celebratory dinner to recognize the Hesburgh Award winner, as well as the winner of the 2017 John Hope Franklin Award, sponsored by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. Created in 2011 to honor distinguished historian, author and 18th President of Phi Beta Kappa, John Hope Franklin, this award honors individuals for especially meritorious service to the Society.

To learn more about the Hesburgh Award, visit our Awards page.