Leonard Baca Receives Robert L. Stearns Award from the Alumni Association

May 27, 2014

Professor Leonard Baca has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the CU Alumni Association's Robert L. Stearns Award. Initiated in 1953 in honor of CU's sixth president, the Stearns Award recognizes members of the faculty and staff for extraordinary achievement or service in any one or combination of the following areas: teaching, service to the University, work with students, research or off-campus service.

Professor Baca's distinguished record includes his wide recognition as a founding scholar of the field of bilingual special education. He is the executive director of the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education, which is recognized nationally for its work with ethnically and linguistically diverse students and their teachers. Much of Professor Baca's recent work on bilingual special education program models and best practices can be found in his book with Hermes Cervantes, The Bilingual Special Education Interface (4th Edition).

The award will be presented to Professor Baca at the 85th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 23rd, at the Boulderado Hotel in downtown Boulder. He joins Dean Lorrie Shepard (2012) and Professor Dan Liston (2011) as School of Education recipients of this prestigious honor.

Leonard Baca