David L. Wright Memorial Award

SHEEO is currently seeking nominations for the David L. Wright Memorial Award. This award is named in honor of the late David Wright, an esteemed colleague and leader in state higher education, who served in the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, and the Florida Governing Board. This award recognizes a current SHEEO agency staff member, from a member agency, who embodies the exceptional commitment, work ethic, and ethical practices of David Wright, and who has made outstanding contributions to their agency. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, June 11, 2021.

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