2016 Award Citation
Terry E. Williams Higher Education Program Distinguished Alumnus/a Award
Rabia Khan Harvey, MEd (2001)
For outstanding contributions through scholarship and service to the larger higher education profession.
In 2008, the Higher Education program faculty established an annual award recognizing an outstanding graduate of our master’s or doctoral program. Since our program’s founding in the early 1960s, our graduates have served higher education throughout the nation and abroad in a variety of roles by providing outstanding contributions to their institutions and to the larger profession. This award is presented to one alum each year who embodies the core values of our program, the School of Education, and the University and whose professional practice opens doors wider for all students to achieve a college degree.
With great pride we are delighted to announce that our program’s Terry E. Williams 2016 Distinguished Alumnus/a Award recognizes the outstanding leadership and service of a distinguished alumna: Rabia Khan Harvey, who is a graduate of the Higher Education master's program and currently serves as the Director of Equity Issues and Title IX Coordinator at Columbia College Chicago.
To suggest that Rabia embodies all that we hope for in a graduate of the School of Education and Higher Education program in particular does not quite capture the magnitude of her accomplishments or the depth of her contributions back to our program. Rabia is a skilled administrator and educator with a steadfast focus on social justice who has built her reputation both locally and nationally. Her years of experience within the higher education and student affairs context are characterized by substantive contributions to administrative service, teaching, and professional development as well as actively working to advance the quality of the collegiate environment and how students experience it. Countless professionals who completed the Higher Education program here at Loyola identify Rabia as a critical influence on both their professional and personal development.