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Gordon Award of Distinction Winners

College presidents and campus CEOs are selected for this award on the basis of outstanding efforts given toward promoting the goals of Phi Theta Kappa. The award is named for the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, Phi Theta Kappa’s longest serving Board of Directors Chair and President Emeritus of Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington. Dr. Gordon was named Phi Theta Kappa’s Most Distinguished College President in 1984.

1996

Dr. Barbara Polk
Leeward Community College
Hawaii

Donald C. Burns
Montcalm Community College
Michigan

Dr. Gary Branch
Faulkner State Community College
Alabama

Dr. Henry Shannon
St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
Missouri

Dr. James C. Henderson
San Juan College
New Mexico

Dr. John J. Cavan
Southside Virginia Community College
Virginia

Nancy DeSombre
Harold Washington College
Illinois

Dr. Sanford C. Shugart
North Harris College
Texas