Dr. Emily Janke Receives the Inaugural Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award
On October 23rd at the 2018 Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) annual conference in Chicago, Emily Janke, Ph.D., was honored and presented with The Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award. The newly created award recognizes the growing need for research-informed leadership in higher education. Dr. Janke is the first recipient of the award. Dr. Janke serves as director of the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) at UNC Greensboro (UNCG) and is an associate professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies department. As Director of ICEE, Dr. Janke connects and convenes scholar-administrators from UNCG and other institutions to address community-identified priorities through partnerships. Her scholar-administrative work focuses on multiple aspects of community engagement, community-university partnerships, and institutional culture and change strategies.
The Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award is a CUMU member-nominated, member-led initiative. The Holland Award honors mid-career scholar-administrators whose leadership and intellectual voice is leading to new strategic directions relevant to current challenges in higher education. Holland Scholars are distinguished by an integrated record of administrative leadership and high-impact scholarship that has shaped ideas and actions within and beyond their institution.
“The award honors Barbara’s leadership, intellectual voice, and a deep commitment to supporting the urban mission of the CUMU membership,” said Dr. Valerie Holton, Executive Editor of CUMU’s Metropolitan Universities journal. “Dr. Janke’s approach to leadership shows the strength of integrating inquiry with leadership. Through that approach, she has been able to imagine and animate innovative, evidence-based solutions to the persistent and emerging challenges facing urban and metropolitan universities and their communities.”
“I am honored to receive the inaugural Holland Award in recognition of my work,” said Dr. Janke. “Dr. Holland has not only led by example but also created space for a larger community of scholar-administrators to boldly pursue unusual career paths—weaving administrative and scholarly leadership into whole cloth.”
Barbara Holland is a long-time supporter of community engagement at UNC Greensboro and currently serves as a Senior Scholar with ICEE. It is an honor to be connected to an award named after such a valued colleague.