AAC&U-Cengage Inclusion Scholarship Winner
Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Massachusetts
Christina Royal has been involved in education for over twenty years, and currently serves as president of Holyoke Community College, the oldest two-year college in Massachusetts. Growing up as a first-generation, low-income, multi-racial college student, she understands some of the challenges today’s students face and the importance of having an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. Royal was recognized by BusinessWest as a Woman of Impact in 2020, and she is the recipient of the 2012 United States Distance Learning Association International Award for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual.