Posted on February 10th in News

20 College Presidents to Receive Paragon Award

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) will recognize 20 college presidents with the Paragon President Award during PTK Catalyst 2022, the Society’s annual convention in Denver, Colorado, April 7-9. 

To be eligible for this award, college presidents and CEOs are new in their role having served less than 3 years. Recipients are nominated by students on their campus and are only eligible to receive the award once. These 20 recipients were selected from among 426 college presidents, chancellors, and CEOs eligible to receive this award.

The award recognizes college presidents who have shown support of student success initiatives leading to stronger pathways to completion, transfer, and employment. They have taken an active interest in supporting high-achieving students and developing student leaders on campus. “These college presidents have students-first leadership styles and have made it a priority to keep students engaged throughout the pandemic,” says Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, “Their nomination is evidence of the gratitude their PTK students feel for supporting them and students like them—even during the most difficult times.”

The 2022 recipients are:

Dr. Kenya Ayers-Palmore
Tarrant County College

Dr. Leah Barrett
Northeast Community College

Dr. Linda Braddy
Dallas College

Dr. Anthony Cruz
Miami Dade College

Dr. Karin Edwards
Clark College

Dr. Julie Fickas
St. Louis Community College

Dr. Eric Friedman
Bergen Community College
New Jersey

Mr. Michael Geoghegan
Eastern Gateway Community College

Ms. Tracy Hartzler
Central New Mexico Community College
New Mexico

Dr. Aaron Knight
San Jacinto College

Mrs. Amber Knoettgen
Cloud County Community College

Mr. Nelson Kraft
Georgia Military College

Ms. Ann Lawler
Scott Community College

Dr. Marjorie McGuire-Welch
Southwestern Community College

Dr. Stacey Moore
York Technical College
South Carolina

Dr. Feleccia Moore-Davis
St. Louis Community College

Dr. Mary Reese
Suffolk County Community College
New York

Dr. Ryan Ruda
Garden City Community College

Dr. Janet Spriggs
Forsyth Technical Community College
North Carolina

Dr. Tim Taylor
Shawnee Community College

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