This year, the Western Region is proud to recognize
Dr. Paul E. Meacham with the NCBAA Legacy Award for his many contributions to education and the NCBAA, serving as a mentor to countless students, staff and administrators, as well as his legacy
at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), formerly known as Clark County Community College. In 1983, Dr. Meacham began a more than 10-year career as the first African American, and longest serving, President of Clark County Community College. Retiring from the College in 1994, Dr. Meacham remained in higher education, going on to chair the College of Education at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).
Despite retirement, Dr. Meacham continues to serve active roles in national and local organizations such as the West Las Vegas Art Center, the Las Vegas Area Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers, and the Joe Williams Every Day Foundation. Dr. Meacham made a special trip to the WRCBAA Summer Board Meeting Reception, held on June 6, 2014, at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, Oakland, CA, to accept his award. The award was presented at the NCBAA Awards Breakfast, Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., and accepted by two of his mentees from the College of Southern Nevada, Dr. Chemene Crawford, currently Vice President of Student Services, Dallas Community College and Ann Johnson, currently Vice President of Student Success, Lonestar College, Tomball Campus.
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