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President’s Leadership Award

2020-2021 Winners

Congratulations to the 2020-21 President's Leadership Award winners!

Victor Nelson-Cisneros Award for Diversity and Inclusion: Pedro Ramirez, associate director for admission, nominated by the Admission Office, and Barbara Wilson, interim director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for staff, nominated by Rochelle Dickey and Lori Seager.

Glenn Brooks Award for Courage and Innovation: The COVID-19 Leadership Team, made up of Maggie Santos, director of campus safety, Heather Horton, director of the Wellness Resource Center, Andrea Bruder, associate dean of the faculty, and Brian Young, vice president for information technology, was nominated by Rochelle Dickey.

Jane Cauvel Award for Collaboration and Community-Building: Jennifer Golightly, ITS academic applications specialist, nominated by Jane Murphy and Traci Freeman.

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.

2021-22 Awards Timeline

The 2022 winners will be announced in Block 5.

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

Last updated: 02/09/2021