We are happy to recognize the following HBCUs and leaders as the winners of the 2020 LEAD Awards. Nominations for the LEAD Awards were accepted by the public. All winners were selected based on 50% of the public vote and 50% of the vote by our judges’ panel.

Winners by category include:

LEAD Military-Friendly

  • Johnson C. Smith University: Platinum (People’s Choice)
  • Elizabeth City State University: Platinum (Judges’ Choice)
  • Fayetteville State University: Gold
  • Grambling State University: Silver
  • NC Central University: Bronze

LEAD Website

  • NC Central University: Platinum (People’s Choice)
  • Norfolk State University: Platinum (Judges’ Choice)
  • Virginia Union University: Gold
  • Howard University: Gold
  • Coahoma Community College: Silver  
  • Grambling State University: Bronze

LEAD Marketing

  • Johnson C. Smith University: Platinum (People’s Choice)
  • Elizabeth City State University: Platinum (Judges’ Choice)
  • Allen University: Gold
  • Bowie State University: Silver
  • Grambling State University: Bronze
  • Shaw University: Bronze

LEAD Innovation

  • Johnson C. Smith University: Platinum (People’s Choice)
  • Benedict College: Platinum (Judges’ Choice)
  • Elizabeth City State University: Platinum (Judges’ Choice)
  • Grambling State University: Gold
  • Southern University and A&M College: Gold
  • NC Central University: Silver
  • Howard University: Bronze

LEAD Best Leadership

  • Dr. Karrie G. Dixon, Elizabeth City State University: Platinum (People’s Choice)
  • Dr. Roslyn Clark, Benedict College: Platinum (Judges’ Choice)
  • Mr. Rick Gallot, Grambling State University: Gold
  • Dr. Braque Talley, for his work at Rust College: Gold
  • Mr. Jalen Dickerson, SGA President at Wilberforce University: Gold
  • Dr. Aminta H. Breaux, Bowie State University: Silver
  • Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye, NC Central University: Bronze

Congratulations to our 2020 LEAD Award Winners!