Yedalis Ruiz, a doctoral student in the Higher Education concentration, is one of eight recipients of the 2014 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education, who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others, and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.
The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California-Berkeley. From 1996 through 2005, the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards were administered by the American Association for Higher Education, where professor Cross had served as chair of AAHE’s Board of Directors. The Association of American Colleges and Universities became the partner association in 2006 and continues the tradition of the prestigious award.