Dr. Claire Van Ummersen Presidential Leadership Award

The Dr. Claire Van Ummersen (CVU) Presidential Leadership Award is named for Dr. Claire Van Ummersen, former Vice President of the American Council of Education’s (ACE) Center for Effective Leadership, and a passionate advocate for the leadership enhancement for women in athletics and higher education.

Sponsored by Women Leaders in Sports and the NCAA, this award honors a university or college president/chancellor, vice president or provost, male or female, who has demonstrated leadership and promotion of women's opportunities in athletics administration or coaching. Nominations include an essay of 500 words or less stating why the nominee is deserving of this award, citing specific examples of how he/she has promoted women’s opportunities in athletics or coaching.

Selection: The recipient of the Honor Award is selected by the Women Leaders in Sports Board of Directors. 

CLICK HERE to see a list of past CVU Presidential Leadership Award honorees.