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Texas honors alumnus Vincent

Gregory J. Vincent ’83, vice president for diversity and community engagement and the W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community College Leadership at the University of Texas, received a Legacy Award on Oct. 12 from the Texas Exes Black Alumni Steering Committee.

“I feel greatly honored to be recognized by the Black Alumni Steering Committee and to be among such an outstanding group of honorees, he said.

The “Legacy theme continues a tradition that began in 1999, when black alumni gathered to honor achievements of African American alumni from each of the schools and colleges at the university.

“Three years ago, we honored students and now we honor our outstanding faculty members who provide the bridge that connects students and alumni, said Susan Kessler, associate executive director of the Texas Exes, the UT alumni association.

Vincent was recommended for the award by the College of Education, where he recently was appointed to the Kellogg Professorship, to recognize his outstanding record of leadership, teaching, and service contributions. He holds a concurrent appointment as a professor in the School of Law and an Endowed Faculty Fellow in the Richardson Regents Chair in Community College Leadership.

While at Hobart, Vincent, a history major and economics minor, was a member of the basketball and cross country teams. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in higher education at the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Ohio State.

The UT diversity efforts, led by Vincent, employed six people in 2005. Now, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, with an annual budget of $26 million, is comprised of over 200 employees in 15 departments, several research and policy institutes, and numerous initiatives and projects. For details on diversity at UT, visit UT diversity.