Inside SPEA’s offices, the staff work hard to advise students on the best ways to accomplish their academic goals. At least one member of the team is taking his own advice when it comes to furthering his education. Now, he’s earning a top honor for that commitment: IUPUI’s Elite 50 award.
Eugene Pride III is SPEA’s associate director of enrollment and diversity initiatives, providing guidance in student recruitment, strategic planning, and even teaching an undergraduate first-year seminar course. Individually, these positions alone are enough to keep anyone busy. Yet Pride has added on a personal challenge: obtaining his Ph.D. in urban education studies.