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President’s Leadership Awards

Colorado College has a talented and dedicated faculty and staff whose work is essential to achieving our mission of “providing the finest liberal arts education.” The President’s Leadership Awards recognize and celebrate these contributions.

2017-18 Winners

Congratulations to the 2017-18 President's Leadership Award winners!

Victor Nelson-Cisneros Diversity and Inclusion Award
Sandi Wong

Nominated by Mike Edmonds, Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students

Jane Cauvel Cultivating Collaboration and Community-building Award
Team Tutt

Two nominations from Lyrae Williams, Associate Vice President for Institutional Planning & Effectiveness and Brian Young, Vice President for Information Technology / Chief Technology Officer

Glenn Brooks Innovation and Courage Award
Mark Ferguson and Michael Brubaker

Nominated by Robert Moore, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration

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.

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.

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.

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.

2018-19 Awards Timeline

Nominations will open September 25, 2018. Watch for an announcement in September 2018.

The 2019 winners will be announced at Spring Conference on January 25, 2019.

Nominations from faculty and staff should be submitted to the Office of the President and will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 16.

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