Former FACS Dean wins APLU’s 2021 Board on Human Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Linda Kirk Fox is the winner of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) 2021 Board on Human Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors a nationally recognized leader who has a significant history of promoting and advancing the human sciences in higher education. Dean Fox. has received numerous awards and honors over her career. She was most recently (2021) awarded the Thomas E. Cochran Distinguished Service Award for “exemplary service to the financial planning program, community, and profession.” She has also been an advocate and spokesperson for family and consumer sciences throughout her 40-year career. She is an altruistic leader who highlights others above herself. Her impressive lifetime of work, dedication, and leadership in family consumer sciences and human science carved a path for others to follow.

The APLU Board on Human Sciences (BoHS) today announced that four public university scholars will be honored with 2021 Board on Human Sciences Awards. The annual awards, to be presented on November 10, 2021, are given to national leaders working to advance human sciences in higher education.

The awards support the development and stewardship of academic excellence in human sciences; elevate visibility and leveraging resources to support human sciences research, Extension and teaching programs; and educate leaders regarding the capacity of the human sciences to solve human problems. The honors are part of the broader BoHS mission of promoting the intellectual integrity and stature of the human sciences at APLU member institutions.


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