The ACAD Board of Directors is proud to announce the recipient of the sixth annual Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership: Dr. Jessica Lavariega Monforti, Vice Provost, California State University Channel Islands. The award was established by ACAD to recognize individuals who exemplify excellence in academic leadership through shaping and supporting positive change on their campuses and in their communities. As an academic leader, Dr. Lavariega Monforti has been key in moving institutions to be move inclusive, accessible, and equitable for students, faculty, and staff. She brings a solution-oriented, data-driven and student-first approach to her work. Read the full press release here.