LANSING, Mich. – With over 110 nominations, the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame has decided to award 9 new inductees this year.
One of those selected is Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon.
Simon is to be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame October 19 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.
Simon is the first woman president of MSU, and has worked to expand the university’s reach by focusing on solutions that improve the and protect quality of life.
The first African-American hired to teach in the Lansing School District is also being inducted.
Dr. Olivia Letts has been a life-long advocate for education, community service and civil rights.
She was a key to helping the school district desegregate and hire more teachers of color.
Singer Diana Ross, Dr. Anan Ameri of Detroit and Rev. Faith Fowler, also of Detroit, will also be inducted tonight.