SHREI Fellow Receives 2013 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education

March 4, 2013.  Scott Lankford, a 2013 SHREI fellow and professor at Foothill Community College, was one of four individuals honored with the 2013 Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education at the California Community Colleges Board of Governors meeting in Sacramento.

He is recognized as one of the most engaged faculty members at Foothill College and has taught a range of courses, from basic skills to honors, and has introduced a variety of new courses. He created the college’s first “Writing across the Curriculum” course and is known for creating and designing curriculum that focuses on human rights. He is the co-founder of the Gay/Straight Alliance and the Foothill LGBT Employees Association, and was instrumental in Foothill College being the first California community college to offer domestic partner benefits. He also launched Native American Heritage Month, organized the Asian-Pacific Islander and Women’s History month celebrations. Read more.