Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom

The Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom is given to an American college or university administrator or trustee, or to a board of trustees as a group, in recognition of an outstanding contribution to academic freedom, preferably during the preceding year.

Nominations are due April 15.

Please contact Jordan Kurland at the AAUP's Washington office for more information.

Recipients of the Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom

1958 President Eldon L. Johnson and the Board of Trustees of the University of New Hampshire
1959 Chancellor Ethan A. H. Shepley of Washington University (St. Louis)
1960 Dean Guerdon David Nichols of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ofThe University of Arkansas
1961 Dr. Robert W. Mance, a trustee of Allen University
1962 President Arthur S. Flemming of the University of Oregon
1963 Mr. Henry L. Bowden, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Emory University
1964 President Clark Kerr and the Board of Regents of the University of California
1965 President Willis M. Tate of Southern Methodist University
1966 President Mason W. Gross and the Board of Governors of Rutgers, The StateUniversity of New Jersey
1968 President J.W. Maucker of the University of Northern Iowa
1969 President George W. Starcher of the University of North Dakota
1970 Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president or the University of Notre Dame
1973 President Thomas E. O’Connell of Berkshire Community College
1975 The Board of Trustees of the University of Maine
1978 The Board of Trustees of Wake Forest University
1984 Vice President for Academic Affairs Dale Nitzschke and Dean of the GraduateCollege James F. Adams of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1988 President W. Randall Lolley of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
1995 President Sean Fanelli of Nassau Community College (New York)
1998

President Roger W. Bowen of the State University of New York at New Paltz

2000 Chancellor William Danforth of Washington University in St. Louis
2003 President Molly Corbett Broad of the University of North Carolina
2010 President Patricia Ann McGuire, Trinity Washington University

Selected Acceptance Speeches

Twenty-second Alexander Meiklejohn Award. President Patricia Ann McGuire, Trinity Washington University. pdf

Twenty-first Alexander Meiklejohn Award. President Molly Corbett Broad of the University of North Carolina. Published in the September-October 2003 issue of Academe.

Twentieth Alexander Meiklejohn Award. Chancellor William Danforth of Washington University in St. Louis. Published in the September-October 2000 issue of Academe.