Benedict’s Artis Selected as President of the Year by Higher Ed Dive

On December 9, Dr. Roslyn Artis, president of UNCF-member institution Benedict College, was announced as the President of the Year by “Higher Ed Dive”, a publication of Industry Dive.

“2020 was no ordinary year for business. After reporting on how people and companies adapted to the new normal this year, we decided our annual Dive Awards needed to recognize leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis,” said Industry Dive Editor-in-Chief Davide Savenije. “The Dive Awards for 2020 highlight the stories of the organizations and leaders who met the moment by showing empathy for the human condition, agility amid uncertainty and disruption, and resilience in the face of adversity.”

“Roslyn Clark Artis made tough calls during the pandemic that balanced students’ health and safety with their educational needs,” said Natalie Schwartz, Higher Ed Dive reporter.

“I am deeply honored to have been selected as President of the Year by Higher Ed Dive for the 2020 Dive Awards,’ said President Artis. “This award is not a reflection of my work alone; it is the collective recognition of the commitment, stamina, and care that Benedict College trustees, faculty, staff, and students have displayed throughout this unprecedented time in our nation. The pandemic has challenged us all in unimaginable ways, and I am immensely proud of how the Benedict College community has thoughtfully managed this crisis, by creating a culture of care – BC = Benedict Cares.”

Leveraging its in-depth expertise across 21 different markets, business journalism company Industry Dive recognized frontline workers, innovators, disruptors and executives among the honorees of the Dive Awards for 2020.

Since 2016, each Industry Dive publication selects the most impactful achievements, people and companies across the industry it covers. With the coronavirus pandemic, economic and workplace shifts, racial upheaval and a deep political divide in a presidential election year – along with everything else that happened in 2020 –  the editorial team focused on recognizing leadership in a time of crisis.

For the Dive Awards of 2020, Higher Ed Dive selected:

  • College of the Year: The California State University system
  • President of the Year: Roslyn Clark Artis, Benedict College
  • Watchdog of the Year: The Daily Tar Heel