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Jill Koyama receives Lydia Kennedy UAHS LGBTQ+ Distinguished Leadership Award

Dec. 14, 2020

Congratulations to Institute for LGBT Studies Director Jill Koyama on receiving the Lydia Kennedy UAHS LGBTQ+ Distinguished Leadership Award!

This award is given to a leader who has demonstrated a strong commitment to building a safe, inclusive, and equitable campus for LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, residents, fellows, students and patients. As a result of her efforts, Koyama cultivates high-quality, inclusive health...

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Professor Jill Koyama has been appointed as the new director of the Education Policy Center

Aug. 1, 2020

Professor Jill Koyama has been appointed as the new director of the Education Policy Center. Created to inform the public and policymakers in Arizona, the Education Policy Center is the only university-based center in the state...

Kevin Henry and DeMarcus Jenkins recognized for leadership in higher education

March 26, 2020

Assistant Professors Kevin Henry and DeMarcus Jenkins are among the winners of the JV Educational Leadership Award from JV Educational Consultants.

JV Educational Consultants is a Michigan-based firm that provides student and faculty development and leadership consulting services to associations, colleges, nonprofit organizations and other institutions. Its Leadership Awards recognize "outstanding leadership...

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20th International Congress on Addictions in Mexico City with Kris Bosworth

Dec. 1, 2019

Professor Kris Bosworth (in the blue-patterned jacket) was the keynote speaker on school-based drug prevention at the 20th International Congress on Addictions in Mexico City. 

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What happens to students when there are no more public schools?

Nov. 1, 2019

What happens to students when there are no more public schools? Assistant Professor Kevin Henry addressed this question and much more during a presentation for the Education Policy Center. The presentation, Lessons from New Orleans, featured Henry, a native of New Orleans and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D.) and Tulane University (B.A.). Henry has...

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Making the world a better place for children

Nov. 16, 2018

This month, we celebrated 20 years of the Smith Endowed Chair for Prevention and Education at the Arizona Inn with 80 guests. The reception captured the inspiration the Smiths imparted and the impact the Smith endowment has made in the community and for children. Lester L. and Roberta D. Smith were devoted benefactors to the UA College of Education. Formerly of Peoria, Illinois, Lester Smith was the owner of a company that manufactured...

Koyama Appointed as Director of Institute for LGBT Studies

July 11, 2018

Associate Professor Jill Koyama is the new director of the Institute for LGBT Studies. In addition, she serves as the Faculty Fellow at the Women's Resource Center. "We were so impressed with Jill's record of collaborative leadership, community engagement and scholarship at the intersection of social inequities and educational policy," said Associate Vice President for Research R. Brooks Jeffery. "She will continue the Institute's legacy of...