The CEO of the year is seen as a leader among their peers. The CEO of the year has a strong track record in the following areas: effective participation in shared governance; support of professional development for leaders throughout the college; implementation of results-driven student success initiatives; effective advocacy at the local and state level for the institution and its students; involvement in statewide initiatives and/or participation in national dialogues on trends and issues impacting community colleges; representation on local, state, and/or national boards that advance the work of two-year colleges; demonstrated courage under challenging circumstances; and has been recognized at the local, state and/or national levels for effective leadership.

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