Margee M. Ensign
Ensign became Dickinson’s 29th president on July 1, 2017. Prior to Dickinson she served for seven years as president of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), a young, private university in Yola, Nigeria based on the U.S. model of university education. There, she oversaw the building of the university’s sustainable campus, the creation of the finest digital library on the continent and a very active program of community engagement and humanitarian assistance.
Ensign has been internationally recognized for her pioneering work at AUN, including receiving the 2011 African Leadership Award in Educational Excellence, granted by London-based African Leadership Magazine. Rotary International made her a Paul Harris Fellow in 2012. In 2014, Ensign received the African Leadership Award from the World Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2015, the Women of Jama’atu Nasril Islam in Nigeria recognized her for her contributions to leadership, philanthropy and education of women and girls in northeast Nigeria. She also received honorary degrees from the American University of Paris and her alma mater New College for her peace-building and humanitarian work.
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