The award was established to recognize and celebrate the work of Founding Director of the Mary Lynn and Warren Staley School of Leadership Studies, Susan Scott, Ph.D.
Award recipients exemplify the following four qualities:
- Demonstrate leadership focused on bringing progressive change to communities.
- Personify compassion for their community and commitment to improving the everyday lives of those around them.
- Rise above and beyond the realm of community and commitment to improving the everyday lives of those around them.
- Inspire others to carry out their call to action; their efforts pave the way for that action to transpire.
2016 Recipient- Lynda Bachelor
2015- Diana Chapel
2014- Olivia P. Collins, Ph.D., and Nancy F. Bolsen, Ph.D.
2013- Sue C. Maes, Ph.D.
2012 - Richard Pitts
2011 - Tom Hawk, Ed.D.
2010 - Linda Teener
2009 - Susan Allen