The MLK Jr. Leadership Awards are given annually to students, alumni, staff, groups and faculty who embody the spirit of Dr. King’s work. “Service to the community” is defined in the broadest sense and includes academic, research, religious, and secular contributions in which integrity, leadership, creativity, and positive outcome are apparent.
President Reif has asked the MIT community to nominate those leaders who lift us up. Please submit your nomination by 11:59pm on Friday, November 30, 2018.
You can also review some tips for writing a nomination.
Professor Wesley L. Harris is the recipient of the 40th MLK Jr. Celebration Lifetime Achievement award. This is a special award given only during decennial celebrations to acknowledge a community member who has given in dedicated service to the MIT Community. Dr. Harris has been a MIT professor at many different points in his career. He first served as professor from 1972-79 and then again from 1996 until present. He was also the very first Director of MIT’s Office of Minority Education from 1975 to 1978. Dr. Harris served as Head of Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Housemaster for New House Residence Hall, and most recently as the Associate Provost for Faculty Equity. He is honored for his ongoing commitment to ensuring that all students achieve academically at MIT and for his work on increasing diversity efforts for faculty.