Thomas Wins ACSP Jay Chatterjee Distinguished Service Award
Centennial Professor of Urban and Regional Planning June Manning Thomas has won the 2016 ACSP Jay Chatterjee Distinguished Service Award. This award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning recognizes an individual faculty member’s positive impact on the organization. As an important contributor to the ACSP for over 30 years, Thomas was named President in 2013, and has been a founding member of the Faculty Women Interest Group (FWIG), the Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG). In one of her nominating letters she is described as “a warm, compassionate and caring person. She is greatly respected by faculty and colleagues for her commitment to change and creating a better environment for all people. Promoting diversity and social justice are not just occasional endeavors for June, they are her passion and life-long dedication.”
You can find more information on the award here.