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Leaders of the Year & Rising Stars

Leaders of the Year

You must create a new account for each award for which you apply. Creating the account will allow you to save and return to the file.  Once the application form for each award is submitted, it can no longer be edited. 

Eligibility: Only full-institutional members can nominate or be nominated.  Nominations from affiliates, corporate partners, educational associates, and non-members are not permitted.

Nomination Deadline: December 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

TRUSTEE OF THE YEAR

This award celebrates a trustee that has made significant contributions to the college, including but not limited to: Demonstrating exceptional leadership and initiative; supporting professional development for the president and CEO; contributing to strengthening college governance; advocating for the college’s data and results-driven student success initiatives; Effectively representing the college at the local and state level; and significant achievements that benefit the college, district, state system or foundation.

Colleges led by current members of the AACC Board of Directors are not eligible to apply


Nominate here. (You must create a new record for every award for which your institution applies.)

CEO OF THE YEAR

The CEO of the year is seen as a leader among their peers. The CEO of the year has a strong track record in the following areas: effective participant in shared governance; support of professional development for leaders throughout the college; implementation of results-driven student success initiatives; effective advocacy at the local and state level for the institution and its students; involvement in statewide initiatives and/or participation in national dialogues on trends and issues impacting community colleges; representation on local, state, and/or national boards that advance the work of two-year colleges; demonstrated courage in difficult circumstances; and has been recognized at the local, state and/or national levels for effective leadership.

NOTE: CEOs that have announced their retirement or those planning to retire within the next 3 years are not eligible for this recognition.

Colleges led by current members of the AACC Board of Directors are not eligible to apply.

Nominate here(You must create a new record for every award for which your institution applies.)

FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR

The faculty member of the year embraces the teaching and learning process and continuously seeks to integrate evidence-based teaching strategies into the classroom.  The faculty member of the year has been highly engaged in college committees, and with organizations dedicated to student success for all.  This individual consistently seeks ways to improve their program and courses and collaborates with other faculty within the college to develop innovative solutions to address issues of equity, persistence, and completion. The faculty member of the year has stellar student evaluations for the courses that he/she/they teach. This individual is also highly engaged in student activities, within the external community and advocates for student success.

Colleges led by current members of the AACC Board of Directors are not eligible to apply.

Nominate here. (You must create a new record for every award for which your institution applies.)

 

Rising Stars

RISING STAR - EXECUTIVE

The Rising Star Award - Executive has the respect of their direct reports and CEO and has demonstrated extraordinary leadership.  This individual has spearheaded operational and/or instructional innovations that have resulted in improved experiences for students.  The Rising Star - Executive has the ability to bring stakeholders together to coalesce around initiatives that make a difference for students, in particular for those underserved and underrepresented populations.  This leader represents the college effectively in the communities that the institution serves and goes above and beyond to support student success. 
 
Eligibility: Individuals employed by colleges led by AACC Board of Directors are not eligible.  Individuals that hold the following titles are eligible to apply: assistant/associate vice president/vice chancellor, vice president/vice chancellor, executive vice president, and provost.


Nomination form here

RISING STAR - MANAGER


The Rising Star - Manager has effectively led programs and services that make a difference for students. The Rising Star - Manager leads from the middle, embraces change and innovation, and always seeks to improve existing processes, programs, and services.  This leader has a track record of strong engagement on college committeess and with external constituents and participates in state and national organizations that support student success. 
 
Eligibility: Individuals employed by colleges led by AACC Board of Directors are not eligible.  Individuals that hold a management position within the college are eligible to apply. Examples of eligible titles: chair, dean, director, executive director, administrator, advising coordinator.  The nominee must be in a position that supervises other employees.

Nomination form here

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