When Fred Peebles, dean of UT's College of Engineering, hired Fred Brown to lead the newly created Minority Engineering Program in 1973, there were twenty-six total African American students in engineering. The program blossomed under Brown’s leadership and that of his successors, James Pippin and Travis Griffin, to the point that more than 1,000 minority engineers have now graduated.
The UT Libraries will honor Bass and celebrate the Dr. William M. Bass III Collection during a reception and lecture on Thursday, October 30, at Hodges Library.
Vice Chancellor for Diversity Rickey Hall has been selected as an ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation 2015 Diamond Honoree.
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