PULLMAN — Johnnetta Cole, whose academic career took her from Washington State University to the presidencies of Spelman College and Bennett College, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from WSU during winter commencement ceremonies.
The Board of Regents approved the honor at its regularly scheduled meeting Friday in Pullman.
“Having begun her academic career at Washington State University, she became an inspiring leader whose commitment to advancing social justice is extraordinary,” said WSU President Elson S. Floyd.
“Furthermore, Johnnetta Cole’s advocacy of civil and human rights and against discrimination of all kinds is second to none.”
Cole was a member of the … » More …