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UW-Madison alum Reyes to receive Campbell Lifetime Achievement award

November 08, 2018

Pedro Reyes, an alumnus of UW-Madison, will be honored by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) with the Campbell Lifetime Achievement award.

Reyes earned his doctorate from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1985 before spending time with the department as an assistant professor.

Pedre Reyes
Today, he is a professor of education leadership and policy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Reyes is passionate about education research and the craft of teaching. In his writing, he focuses on education and opportunity, particularly on student success for children of poverty. His work has focused on urban students, language learners, migrant students, and border students.

Reyes’ academic work has transcended the “blaming game" and has focused on what is possible with these students and their success in schools.

The Roald F. Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award was instituted by UCEA in 1992 for the purpose of recognizing senior professors in the field of educational administration whose professional lives have been characterized by extraordinary commitment, excellence, leadership, productivity, generosity, and service. At the same time, the award celebrates the remarkable pioneering life of Roald F. Campbell, whose distinguished career spanned many years and exemplified these characteristics. The award consists of a unique bronze eagle presented at the UCEA Convention.