University President Michael Ortiz will receive the ¿Alfredo G. de los Santos, Jr. Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education Award¿ from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). The award is given to an outstanding administrator in higher education in honor of Alfredo G. de los Santos, Jr., a faculty member, leader, and mentor at Arizona State University.
¿President Michael Ortiz emulates the leadership characteristics reflected in the description of this award. AAHHE is proud to honor President Ortiz with this very deserving award,¿ says Loui Olivas, president of AAHHE.
Tomás D. Morales, president of the College of Staten Island and former provost at Cal Poly Pomona, recommended Ortiz for the award because of his commitment to equity in higher education.
¿It was my honor and privilege to nominate Michael for this prestigious award,¿ Morales says. ¿He has been a mentor to me and so many others across the country, and I am proud to see him recognized in this way.¿
The award, sponsored by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, will be presented at the AAHHE national conference March 8-10 in Costa Mesa.