Chief Executive Leadership Award

CASE District III CHIEF EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Established in 1999, this prestigious award recognizes the chief executive of a District III member institution for outstanding leadership and service in support of education. It is an opportunity for CASE to applaud and promote the creative and difficult work of our top educational executives. We invite nominations of chief executives whose contributions to their campuses and communities deserve exceptional recognition and celebration.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD SELECTION CRITERIA
The CASE District III Chief Executive Leadership Award may be presented annually to an outstanding president, chancellor, headmaster or system head of a District III CASE member institution. (Chief executives who have retired during the past year may be considered for the award.) To qualify, a nominee shall have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Create a vision and inspire others
  • Establish a positive image for the institution while leading it to higher levels of success
  • Increase the institution's stature in the community
  • Encourage innovation and risk-taking among employees, and
  • Actively support all aspects of institutional advancement.

AWARD NOMINATION PROCEDURES
Strict parameters have been established, and submission of materials other than the kind and volume specified will not be considered. Partial submissions will not be considered. No entry fee is required. Succinctly make a written case for your chief executive without the use of video, multimedia, high-production-value printed pieces or bound materials. Materials should be unbound, preferably unfolded, 8.5"x11" sheets of paper printed on one side only. Submit a letter of no more than three pages stating the nominator's connection to the nominee and outlining the nominee's qualifications for the award. Include specific examples of what the chief executive has done to:

  • Create a vision and inspire others
  • Establish a positive image for the institution while leading it to higher levels of success
  • Increase the institution's stature in the community
  • Encourage innovation and risk-taking among employees, and
  • Actively support all aspects of institutional advancement.

Submit a detailed but succinct vita for the nominee, not to exceed three pages. Provide letters of support from three individuals outside the institution. If the nominator is not an employee of the institution, then only two of the support letters must be from persons not employed by the chief executive's institution. Each letter should be no more than two pages in length. Upon final selection of the award recipient, the nominator must assure that the chief executive will be present during the conference Awards Banquet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. This year's Awards Banquet will be held at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga. Nominations from institutions represented by members of the District III selection committee will not be considered. Nomination packets from the previous year may be resubmitted. All nominators will be notified of the award recipient by September 1, 2017. Nominees, except for the award winner, will not be notified by District III. All submissions are the property of CASE District III and will not be returned. The complete entry packet must be received or postmarked by July 28, 2017. (Faxes not accepted.)

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mail entries to:

John P. (Jay) Dowd III, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, The Citadel Foundation
Vice President of Institutional Advancement, The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC  29409 

If you have questions, please contact Jay Dowd at 843-953-7550 or jay.dowd@citadel.edu.

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

2017:  Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, The Citadel (SC) 
2016 Dr. Ann McGee, president, Seminole State College (Fla.)
2015 Dr. Marshall "Sonny" White, Jr., president, Midlands Technical College (S.C.)
2014 Dr. Lee Gardner Royce, president, Mississippi College (Miss.)
2013 Dr. Michael F. Adams, president, University of Georgia (Ga.) 
2012 Dr. Lee T. Todd, Jr., president, University of Kentucky, (Ky.)
2011 Dr. Jack Hawkins, president, Troy University (Ala.)
2010  Dr. Donald Eastman, president, Eckerd College (FL)
2009  Dr. Charles W. Steger, president, Virginia Tech University (VA)
2008  Dr. Henry N. Tisdale, president, Claflin University (SC)
2007  Dr. Scott S. Cowen, president, Tulane University (LA)
2006  Dr. James F. Barker, president, Clemson University (SC)
2005  Dr. Thomas K. Hearn, president, Wake Forest University (NC)
2004  Dr. William R. Harvey, president, Hampton University (VA)
2002  Dr. R. Kirby Godsey, president, Mercer University (GA)
2001  Dr. Anthony James Catanese, president, Florida Atlantic University (FL)
2000  Dr. Rita Bornstien, president, Rollins College (FL)
1999  Dr. Joseph Johnson, president, University of Tennessee Central Administration (TN)