Carnegie gives Brodhead academic leadership grant

Dec. 10, 2013 @ 04:42 PM

Duke University President Richard Brodhead is among four recipients of the Carnegie Corporation of New York's 2013 academic leadership award, the organization announced this week.
Brodhead was recognized for his service as co-chair of the national Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as his creation of DukeEngage, which provides full funding to about 400 students a year to participate in immersive civic engagement projects in the U.S. and around the world.
Brodhead’s launch of the Financial Aid Initiative in 2005, which raised more than $300 million in three years, and his leadership within the Duke Forward campaign, which is raising $3.25 billion for academic programs and student aid, also was highlighted, as was his creation of the Office of Durham and Regional Affairs for community engagement and development.
The award is a $500,000 grant to be used in support of each honoree's academic initiatives, according to Carnegie Corp. The Academic Leadership Award was established in 2005 to recognize effective university presidents.
This year’s additional honorees are Arizona State University President Michael Crow, Stanford University President John Hennessy and Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum.