History of the Clark Kerr Award

In 1968, the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate created the Clark Kerr Award as a tribute to the leadership and legacy of President Emeritus Kerr.

The Clark Kerr Award recognizes an individual who has made an extraordinary and distinguished contribution to the advancement of higher education. Past recipients have come from inside and outside the Berkeley community, including former California Governor and Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren and past Chancellors Ira Michael Heyman and Chang-Lin Tien.

History (pdf)

Name Year
J. Michael Bishop 2020
John L. Hennessy 2020
Freeman A. Hrabowski III 2019
Diana Natalicio 2019
Richard C. Atkinson 2018
C. Judson King III 2018
Mary Sue Coleman 2017
George W. Breslauer 2016
Hanna Holborn Gray 2015
Marye Anne Fox 2014
Ricardo Romo 2013
Marian C. Diamond 2012
Robert M. Berdahl 2012
William G. Bowen 2010
Charles E. Young 2009
Harold T. Shapiro 2008
Karl S. Pister 2007
Nannerl O. Keohane 2006
Jack W. Peltason 2005
Lee C. Bollinger 2004
John Hope Franklin 2002
Herbert F. York 2000
Yuan T. Lee 1998
Chang-Lin Tien 1997
Sanford H. Kadish 1996
Philip Selznick 1996
Frank H. T. Rhodes 1995
Daniel E. Koshland Jr. 1994
Ira Michael Heyman 1993
Henry Rosovsky 1992
Derek Bok 1992
Thomas E. Everhart 1992
Kenneth S. Pitzer 1991
Robert J. Brentano 1991
Edmund G. Brown Sr. 1990
J. William Fulbright 1989
Morrough P. O'Brien 1988
Lincoln Constance 1988
Ewald T. Grether 1988
Harry R. Wellman 1988
Robert E. Marshak 1987
Glenn T. Seaborg 1986
Lord Noel Gilroy Annan 1985
Sanford S. Elberg 1984
David Riesman 1983
Lynn White Jr. 1982
Richard W. Lyman 1981
Joel H. Hildebrand 1980
Choh-Ming Li 1979
James B. Conant 1977
Elinor Haas Heller 1976
John W. Gardner 1974
Theodore M. Hesburgh 1973
Earl Warren 1972
Roger W. Heyns 1971
Sir Eric Ashby 1970
J. E. Wallace Sterling 1969
CLARK KERR 1968