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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.

2013

Andrew Dorsey
Front Range Community College
Colorado

Dr. Barbara Risser
Finger Lakes Community College
New York

Dr. Brenda Hellyer
San Jacinto College
Texas

Dr. Catherine Chew
Craven Community College
North Carolina

Dr. David Levinson
Norwalk Community College
Connecticut

Dr. Gregory Smith
Central Community College
Nebraska

James Lowe, Jr.
Bishop State Community College
Alabama

Dr. Janice Gilliam
Northeast State Community College
Tennessee

Dr. John Avendano
Kankakee Community College
Illinois

Dr. Johnny Allen
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Mississippi

Dr. Katherine Persson
Lone Star College
Texas

Dr. Lee Rasch
Western Technical College
Wisconsin

Dr. Marshall "Sonny" White
Midlands Technical College
South Carolina

Dr. Mike Richards
College of Southern Nevada
Nevada

Dr. Patricia Granados
Triton College
Illinois

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