Chief Executive Leadership Award

The awards are an opportunity for CASE to applaud and promote the work and contributions of our top educational executives. We invite nominations of chief executives whose contributions to their institutions and communities deserve exceptional notice and praise.

The District's leadership will honor the recipients of the CASE V Chief Executive Leadership Award in December at the annual CASE District V Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Take a moment to review the award criteria herein and consider deserving nominees for this significant honor. Discuss the award with colleagues and with your trustees or governing board leaders. Nomination procedures are detailed herein.

The award

The CASE V Chief Executive Leadership Awards are presented annually as follows:

  • To the institution's chief executive officer to include a president, chancellor, headmaster, system head or chief executive of a separately accredited CASE District V member institution (executives who have retired during the past year may be considered for the award).
  • To qualify, nominees shall have demonstrated the ability to:
    • Articulate a compelling vision for the institution and to have inspired others to that vision;
    • 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

Nomination for the Chief Executive Leadership Award procedures

Please complete as a Word document.

Nominee Information
CEO Name*
Title*
Institution*
Address*
City
State / Province / Region
ZIP / Postal Code
Phone*
Email*
Abbreviated Biography or Curriculum Vitae* (Limited to 750 words)

Nominator's Information
Nominator's Name*
Title*
Phone*
Email*

In addition to the nominator, the following three individuals are supportive of this nomination
Co-Nominator One
Name of Co-Nominator One
Title and Relationship to Institution
Phone
Email

Co-Nominator Two
Name of Co-Nominator Two
First
Last
Title and Relationship to Institution
Phone
Email

Co-Nominator Three
Name of Co-Nominator Three
Title and Relationship to Institution
Phone
Email

Essay Questions

Please complete the five essay questions.*

  • Supporting Advancement: Indicate specifics on how the nominee was involved in and supported all aspects of institutional advancement including development, alumni relations, communications and marketing and government relations
  • Creating a Vision: Please describe how the nominee created a vision for the institution and inspired others to that vision.
  • Establishing a Positive Image: Provide examples of how the nominee established a positive image for the institution while leading it to higher levels of success.
  • Increasing Stature: Detail how the nominee increased the institution's stature in the community.
  • Encouraging Innovation: Describe how the nominee encouraged innovation and risk-taking among employees.

Nominations must be received electronically.

Important notes

Please submit nominations to CEO Award Chair Melanie Harmon at mbharmon@manchester.edu on or before October 5, 2018.

Past recipients

2017
Daniel J. Bradley, Indiana State University

2016
Douglas N. Hastad, Carroll College

2015
Thomas Kunkel, St. Norbert College

2014
Robert L. Breuder, College of DuPage

2013
Jo Young Switzer, Manchester University

2012
Dale T. Knobel, Denison University

2011
C. Alvin "Al" Bowman, Illinois State University

2010
Matthew Derr, Antioch College

2009
David Sweet, Youngstown State University

2008
Rev. Robert Wild, Marquette University

2007
Michael Rao, Central Michigan University

2006
Alan Harre, Valparaiso University
Sister Mary Frances McLaughlin, Carmel Catholic High School

2005
Luis Proenza, The University of Akron

2004
Donna M. Carroll, Dominican University

2003
Jerry Sue Thornton, Cuyahoga Community College
Nancy L. Zimpher, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2002
Judith Bailey, Northern Michigan University
Samuel Hulbert, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

2001
Joseph Steger, University of Cincinnati

2000
Robert G. Bottoms, DePauw University

1999
Sister Mary Andrew Matesich, Ohio Dominican College