Campus News

Leara Rhodes received 2004 Barry Bingham Sr. Fellowship

Leara Rhodes, associate ­professor of journalism, received the 2004 Barry Bingham Sr. Fellowship from the National Conference of Editorial ­Writers.

The Bingham Fellowship is presented annually to a journalism educator for leadership in education and attracting minority students into journalism careers.

Known as a strong supporter of human rights, conservation and the arts, Barry Bingham Sr. guided the Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times to national prominence starting in 1937 when he succeeded his father as chief officer of the newspaper company.

Rhodes chairs the diversity committee in the Grady College and was the principal author of the college’s diversity plan, which aims to increase minority faculty and students. She is also active as a faculty member of UGA’s African Studies Institute and an associate member of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.