Jewel Plummer Cobb, president of Cal State Fullerton, has been awarded the 1986 Torch of Liberty by the Orange County chapter of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.
The award is given annually by the local ADL to a person who exemplifies the ideals and principles upon which the national league was founded 73 years ago, officials of the Santa Ana-based chapter said.
"Dr. Cobb was selected not only for her concern for educational excellence, but also for her commitment on behalf of minorities and women, and advancing human rights and dignities for all," said Howard Rosenberg, chairman of the regional ADL board.
Previous honorees have included the late U.S. Sen. Henry (Scoop) Jackson, U.S. Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) and state Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp.