According to the CEW+ website, the award is "in honor of former director Carol Hollenshead’s twenty-year tenure at the Center for the Education of Women. CEW+ created the Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change. Awardees are faculty, staff, and students (either an individual or a group) whose sustained efforts have resulted in greater equity with regard to gender, race, class, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Applicants must be affiliated with any University of Michigan campus, however, the focus of their efforts may be either within or beyond the university. Honorees will be those who, like Carol, have proven that social change is possible through persistent hard work and who demonstrate that one person can make a lasting difference in their communities."
The award will be presented October 29, 2019 at the CEW+ Advocacy Symposium: Redefining Leadership at the Michigan League.