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.

1999

Dr. Adena Williams Loston
San Jacinto College - South Campus
Texas

Dr. Brice Harris
Los Rios Community College District
California

Dr. George Keith
Oakland Community College - Orchard Ridge Campus
Michigan

Dr. Harvey O. Bennett
Rogue Community College
Oregon

Dr. Larry McFarlane
Broward Community College - North Campus
Florida

Dr. Michael Saenz
Tarrant County College - Northwest Campus
Texas

Dr. Millicent Valek
Brazosport College
Texas

Dr. Robert Todd
Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma

Dr. Ronald E. Thomas
Coffeyville Community College
Kansas

Dr. Ruth Burgos-Sasscer
Houston Community College
Texas

Dr. Thomas Gonzales
Front Range Community College
Colorado

Dr. Thomas McKeon
Tulsa Community College - Northeast Campus
Oklahoma

Dr. Thomas R. Burke
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas

Dr. Tom Spencer
Garland County Community College
Arkansas

Wayne Ross
Southern Maine Technical College
Maine

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