Alumnus Forrest C. Crawford helped establish the Utah Coalition for the Advancement of Minorities in Higher Education. In 1992, he was appointed WSU’s first Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity. He co-founded and served five years as Governor Michael Leavitt’s state-appointed chairman of the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission.
A 1975 graduate in sociology from Weber State College, Dr. Crawford has a master’s of social work degree from the University of Utah and education specialist and doctor of education degrees from Brigham Young University. In 1996, he was one of eight recipients of the highest national honor given by the Federal King Commission and the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
A recipient of many awards, Dr. Crawford lectures and trains locally and nationally. He has presented papers in Skakuza, South Africa; Bordeaux, France and Canterbury, England, and was invited to address the Danish University College of Education.