This award recognizes someone who has advanced a higher education agenda through work at the institutional, regional, and/or national level. The recipient would be someone who has worked outside the association to contribute to the higher education landscape and has, in a meaningful way, enhanced the work done on college campuses and/or with college students. The recipient of this award can be (but is not limited to) a college president, another association leader, a higher education scholar/researcher, someone from the corporate world, or a political leader. 

OSU Center for Higher Education

Current Winners

Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) Terrell Strayhorn

Nomination Information

You may nominate yourself or another individual. To nominate someone, send a nomination letter including the nominee's telephone number, and e-mail address by November 18, 2016 to the Award Coordinator, Lee Hawthorne ( The nomination letter should be accompanied by supporting materials, which include an outline of the person's, or group's contributions based on the criteria for the award as well as letters of support. Nominees may be contacted for additional information.

Past Winners


  • Gregory Roberts


  • Jeffrey F. Milem


  • John R. Broderick


  • Carol Geary Schneider


  • George Kuh


  • Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)


  • David Ward


  • Debra Rowe


  • Marvalene Hughes


  • Clara M. Lovett