|Brandi Catanese||African American Studies and Theater, Dance and Performance Studies||2020|
|Rebecca Heald||Molecular and Cell Biology||2019|
|Kurt Organista||Social Welfare||2018|
|Tyrone Hayes||Integrative Biology||2015|
|Denise Herd||Public Health||2014|
|David A. Weisblat||Molecular and Cell Biology||2014|
|Mark Richards||Earth and Planetary Sciences||2013|
|Susan Schweik||English/Disability Studies||2013|
|Mahasin Mujahid||Public Health||2012|
|Karl S. Pister||Civil and Environmental Engineering||2010|
|Katherine Sherwood||Art Practice||2009|
|George Johnson||Mechanical Engineering||2009|
|John T. Matsui||Integrative Biology||2008|
|Sally Fairfax||Environmental Science, Policy, and Management||2007|
|Caroline Kane||Molecular and Cell Biology||2002|
|Leon A. Henkin||Mathematics||1999|
The Leon A. Henkin Citation for Distinguished Service is awarded by the Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Campus Climate (DECC) of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate. It is given in recognition of an "exceptional commitment to the educational development of students from groups who are underrepresented in the academy."
Leon Henkin was an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics who was a founder of the Committee on Special Scholarships in 1963. This committee of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate had the goal of enabling students from underrepresented groups to attend and excel at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Henkin remained a member of this same-but-renamed Committee on Student Diversity and Academic Development (SDAD) until his death. (SDAD merged with the Status of Women and Ethnic Minorities to form the DECC in 2014). Professor Henkin worked tirelessly throughout his career to increase equity and access to higher education, and to promote the academic, personal, and professional success of Berkeley students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the academy. He was the first recipient of this Citation from the Academic Senate, and the Citation bears his name as testimony to his distinguished service.
The names of previous awardees from 1999-present are listed below.