SHEEO Awards

We are currently accepting nominations for the David L. Wright Memorial Award. The SHEEO 2021 David L. Wright Memorial Award nomination form can be found at: http://bit.ly/sheeoawards21.

Process:

  • For the Exceptional Leader and Exceptional Agency awards, award decisions will be made by a committee of SHEEOs, SHEEO staff, and the SHEEO president. The Exceptional Leader Award will be presented at the SHEEO Annual Meeting and the Exceptional Agency Award will be presented at the SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference.
  • For the David L. Wright Memorial Award, SHEEO is seeking nominations, and a committee of agency and SHEEO staff will review nominations and make award decisions. The David L. Wright Memorial Award will be presented at the SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference.

Exceptional Leader Award – Presented to a current state higher education executive officer from a member agency who has shown exceptional leadership, a commitment to higher education, a contribution to the greater good, and service to the SHEEO Association within the last year.

Exceptional Agency Award – Presented to a member agency whose innovative actions, policies, or practices advanced student success in their state; which displayed exceptional governance practices; which overcame exceptional challenges; or displayed other meritorious attributes within the last year.

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.

TIMELINE

  • May 3, 2021                         Call for nominations for the David L. Wright Award.
  • June 11, 2021                       Nominations due for the David L. Wright Award.
  • June/July 2021                   Selection committee meets and select winners.
  • TBD                                      Recipient notified.
  • September 28, 2021         Recipient announced at SHEEO Annual Meeting.

Past Recipients

Exceptional Leader Award

2020 – Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana Board of Regents

2019 – Glen Johnson, Oklahoma State System of Higher Education

2018 – Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Exceptional Agency Award

2020 – Tennessee Higher Education Commission

2019 – University System of Georgia

2018 – Idaho State Board of Education

David L. Wright Memorial Award

2020 – Leroy Wade, Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development

2019 – Paula Compton, Ohio Department of Higher Education

2018 – Andrew Rauch, Colorado Department of Higher Education