Acceptance of gay and lesbian academics in leadership positions is improving, but more progress is needed, Rebecca Dolinsky, program coordinator for the Association of American Colleges and Universities, writes in this commentary. Dolinsky reflects on the challenges faced by Denice Denton during her tenure as chancellor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. "Our most appropriate tribute to Denice Denton will be to embrace and bring to fruition [her] legacy of excellence through diversity," UCSC professor Angela Davis said at a service for the late chancellor in 2006.

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