Alex Johnson, president of Cuyahoga Community College, was named winner of the 2022 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education. The award was presented during a plenary luncheon at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE). The TIAA Institute also hosted a special dinner in President Johnson’s honor.
Sponsored by the TIAA Institute and administered by ACE, the Hesburgh Award is given to a current college or university president or chancellor for outstanding leadership of their institution and broad impact on higher education generally. The winner is chosen by an independent panel of judges.
The award is named in honor of the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., past president of the University of Notre Dame and longtime member of the TIAA and CREF Boards of Overseers. A world-renowned educator and humanitarian, Father Hesburgh (1917-2015) was a lifelong champion of human rights, the cause of peace, and care for the poor.
To learn more about the award, visit our Awards page.