This scholarship honors the legacy of Greer Dawson Wilson by supporting a professional of color or woman to take part in an ACUI event or leadership development activity. This award enriches the ACUI community by developing the leadership potential of those committed to advancing campus community.
2023 Recipient: Lupita Hernandez, University of Houston
Hernandez serves as co-leader of the REACH Diversity Peer Educators program at the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. She has also led training and programming for University of Houston’s DACA students; this outreach enhanced the College of Education’s knowledge and improved the Honors College awareness of issues impacting undocumented students. She plans to use the scholarship funds to further develop her leadership skills so that she may continue her positive impact on the students she oversees.
ACUI is now accepting nominations for scholarships! Nominate by December 8!
About Greer Dawson Wilson
Greer Dawson Wilson was a trailblazer for equality and access within ACUI, higher education, and the greater global community. Known for her smile and exuberant laugh, Wilson served as the first black woman president of the Association in 1989, annual conference chair for the 1987 Boston conference featuring Dr. Maya Angelou, and chair of the Committee on Minority Programs (COMP). She received the Butts-Whiting Award, our association’s highest honor for her extraordinary contributions to ACUI and the profession.
Wilson spent her life working to increase the understanding and appreciation of individuals from all races, genders, cultures, and backgrounds. This award seeks to honor her legacy by providing talented professionals of color and women the opportunity to enjoy professional development opportunities that will allow them to advance their careers as community builders within the student activities and college union profession.