We are happy to recognize the following HBCUs and leaders as the winners of the 2018 LEAD Awards. Nominations for the LEAD Awards were accepted from the public over a two-month period this spring, then voting opened this summer. Winners were selected using a combined calculation based on 50% of the public vote (you’ll notice the Grambling community showed love and support for their school!) and 50% of the vote by our judges’ panel. Winners by category include:

LEAD Marketing

Grambling State University – Platinum (both People’s & Judges’ Choice)
Winston-Salem State University – Gold
Jackson State University – Silver
Florida A&M University – Bronze
Norfolk State University – Bronze

LEAD Website

Winston-Salem State University – Platinum
Grambling State University – Platinum – People’s Choice
Fayetteville State University – Gold – Judges’ Choice
Jackson State University – Silver
Florida A&M University – Bronze

LEAD Military-Friendly

Grambling State University – Platinum – People’s Choice
Jackson State University – Gold
Fayetteville State University – Gold – Judges’ Choice
Dillard University – Silver
Winston-Salem State University – Bronze
Norfolk State University – Bronze

LEAD Innovation

Howard University – Platinum
Jackson State University – Platinum
Grambling State University – Platinum – People’s Choice
Florida A&M University – Gold – Judges’ Choice
Bennett College – Silver
Paul Quinn College – Silver
Spelman College – Bronze
Elizabeth City State University – Bronze
Coppin State University – Bronze

Best Leadership

Walter M. Kimbrough – Dillard University – Platinum – Judges’ Choice
Richard J. Gallot, Jr. – Grambling State University – Platinum – People’s Choice
William B. Bynum, Jr. – Jackson State University – Gold
Sharon W. Hutchinson – Dillard University – Silver
James A. Anderson – Fayetteville State University – Silver
Ronald Range – Shelton State Community College – Bronze
Harold L. Martin, Sr. – North Carolina A&T State University – Bronze

Congratulations to our 2018 winners!