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    President’s Leadership Award

    2019-20 Winners

    Congratulations to the 2019-20 President's Leadership Award winners!

    Kimberly Elahab

    Victor Nelson-Cisneros Diversity and Inclusion Award
    Kimberly Elahab

    Nominated by Molly Bodnar, Associate Vice President & Campaign Director

    Jeff Hinshaw and Makayla Nichols

    Jane Cauvel Cultivating Collaboration and Community-building Award
    Jeff Hinshaw and Makayla Nichols

    Nominated by Brian Young, Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Technology Officer

    Polly Nordstrand

    Glenn Brooks Innovation and Courage Award
    Polly Nordstrand

    Nominated by Lyrae Williams, AVP Institutional Planning & Effectiveness and Rebecca Tucker, FAC Museum Director

    Nomination Criteria and Eligibility

    Please nominate individuals or groups who exemplify CC’s leadership philosophy and have made outstanding contributions to the college in the previous year.

    Victor Nelson-Cisneros Diversity and Inclusion Award

    This awardee exemplifies the qualities of former Associate Dean of the College Victor Nelson-Cisneros in supporting diversity and inclusion on campus. See past winners. [examples of winning nominations for the Diversity and Inclusion Award]

    Do you know someone who makes a point of including diverse perspectives in meetings, conversations, and projects? Someone who is inclusive in planning for the future? Do you have a colleague who intentionally brings all of the right people to the table for decision-making and ensures those voices represent the college’s community? Submit a nomination.

    Glenn Brooks Innovation and Courage Award

    This awardee displays the courage and innovative qualities of former Dean of the College/Dean of the Faculty Glenn Brooks, who was one of the founders of the Block Plan. See past winners. [examples of winning nominations for the Innovation and Courage Award]

    Have you worked with a unit on campus whose members are creative and innovative in approaching their work? Do you work with a group that doesn’t assume business as usual is the best practice? A group who consistently thinks outside of the box and pursues excellence every day? Submit a nomination

    Jane Cauvel Cultivating Collaboration and Community-building Award

    This awardee cultivates collaboration on campus and is a community-builder, as exemplified by Jane Cauvel, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, and the college’s first ombudsperson. See past winners. [examples of winning nominations for the Collaboration and Community-Building Award]

    Do you know someone who embodies the spirit of community building? Someone who builds and sustains bridges across units or between the faculty and staff? Do you know a team who uses collaboration as a foundational tool in their interactions with other units across campus? Submit a nomination.

    Selection Process, Deadlines, and Awards

    Awards will be made annually (by appropriate committees) and announced at the college’s Spring Conference in January.

    Winners will be featured on the CC website and will receive $2,500.

    The individuals who submit winning nominations will also be recognized.

    2020-21 Awards Timeline

    The 2021 winners will be announced in Block 5.

    For questions about the awards program or the nomination process, please contact Lyrae Williams.