• Dr. Watkins-Hayes led the search to find Spelman College’s 10th president. In this cover story for Trusteeship Magazine, she reflects on the process that gleaned the right leader at the right time for Spelman, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell.
  • Celeste Watkins-Hayes has been named a Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellow with the The Op Ed Project. The OpEd Project’s mission is to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world.
  • Professor Watkins-Hayes was named the inaugural recipient of the Jacquelyn Johnson Jackson Early Career Award from the Association of Black Sociologists.


The New Power Generation, Essence Magazine, The Power Issue

The Next Generation of African-American Achievers, USA Weekend Magazine, Black History Month Celebration


YWCA Evanston/North Shore honors Bernice Weissboard, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Courtney Wright and Evanston Women’s History Project.