PACER’s Paula Goldberg Honored by University of Minnesota

Paula Goldberg, Executive Director and co-founder of PACER Center, has been honored by the University of Minnesota with its Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest non-degree award conferred upon distinguished alumni by the University. The award recognized Goldberg as a gifted advocate and collaborator who was instrumental in reshaping the delivery of special education services, an innovative leader, and a dynamic humanitarian.

Goldberg was presented with the award by President Eric Kaler, who commented, “Paula, your work to help children with disabilities, to stop bullying, and to help parents is simply remarkable. Your vision to, among other things, develop a coalition of disability organizations and spread the PACER impact across the nation is extraordinary.  As an esteemed alumna of the College of Education and Human Development and of the University of Minnesota, you have honored us with your remarkable body of work.”

Goldberg said, “I am grateful and humbled to be the recipient of this amazing award. It really is a recognition of the wonderful, life-changing work PACER staff does on behalf of families of youth with disabilities and those who are bullied.”

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Photo with this caption: PACER’s Paula Goldberg, center, with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler (L) and former President Robert Bruinicks (R)

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