School of Ed’s Crim among Wisconsin’s most influential Black leaders

The School of Education’s Elton Crim is among 14 members of the greater UW–Madison community who were honored by Madison365 in its list of Wisconsin’s 48 most influential Black leaders for 2021.

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Crim is a clinical professor of higher education in the School’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and a member of the Madison College District Board since July 2017. He has served on many university committees and is currently an advisor for the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, the Returning Adult Student Award Committee, and the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Program Review Committee.

A nonprofit online news publication, Madison365 has published annual lists recognizing Wisconsin leaders from different racial and ethnic groups since 2015. The purpose of the lists is to “highlight the beauty of the diversity across our state” and lift up role models for Wisconsin’s young people, according to Henry Sanders Jr., co-founder, publisher, and chief executive officer of Madison365.

“This list is no longer just a list. It is also an invitation — an invitation to engage, to create, to make Wisconsin a better place to attract and retain leaders of color,” Sanders said.

Learn more about Wisconsin’s 48 Most Influential Black Leaders 2021 on Madison365’s website.