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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.

1997

Dr. Donald J. Donato
Feather River College
California

Dr. Dorothy L. Lord
Coastal Georgia Community College
Georgia

Dr. Eric B. McKeithan
Cape Fear Community College
North Carolina

Dr. Fred Gainous
Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
Alabama

Dr. Henry Kirk
Centralia College
Washington

James L. Steck
Ivy Tech State College
Indiana

Dr. Lawrence W. Tyree
Santa Fe Community College
Florida

Dr. Peter F. Burnham
Brookdale Community College
New Jersey

Dr. Stephen K. Mittelstet
Richland College
Texas