Nominate an Exemplary Leader or Team

The Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership Award

The Annual International Leadership Conference is the perfect forum for recognizing exemplary higher education and organizational leaders.

The Chair Academy invites you to nominate an exceptional leader and/or leadership team.  One of the highest honors of recognition is to be esteemed by colleagues. The Chair Academy would like to celebrate with you and your college as we recognize those individuals or teams who best exemplify and support academic and administrative excellence in leadership.

Submit nominations by February 23, 2021.

Do you know someone who...

. . . has developed a program to enhance the learning community at your institution?

. . . has created programs to enhance diverse offerings and meet the needs of the ever-changing college population?   

. . . has created an environment in which others are empowered and is viewed as an exemplary leader by colleagues?

. . . has modeled loyalty, commitment, integrity, acceptance, and open communication to enhance the overall effectiveness of their department/area in their institution?

Recipients of the Exemplary Leadership Award will be recognized at the Chair Academy’s International Leadership Conference, April 26-28, 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Exemplary leaders are:

  • • Awarded at Conference Awards Gala, April 26, 2021
    • Highlighted in the Conference Awards Gala Guide
  • • Presented to their Presidents with formal notification of this honor

The Exemplary Leader and/or Exemplary Teams, MUST be present at conference.
Photo Submission: March 1, 2021

Exemplary Leader Nominees: 
Submit a high resolution photo to 

Exemplary Team Nominees: 
Submit ONE group photo (Landscape, not Portrait) to Include the name of the team, team members, title, and organization.

Type of Nomination

Individual Nomination

Team Nomination

Nominee Information

Full Name (Nick Names are allowed)
Postal/Zip Code
Work Phone
Email Address
Individual/Team Name (This is what will appear on the award)

About Your Nominee(s)

Provide a brief summary, illustrating examples of the leader or team of leaders exhibiting academic and administrative excellence, and why the leader, or team of leaders, should be recognized by the Chair Academy as an Exemplary Leader or Team (125 words)

This summary will be used at conference and in Academy publications.

Team Nominations

Please submit the name of each team member, their title, and college/organization. (EG: John Smith, Associate Dean of Instruction, Arizona Community College)

Nominators Information

Nominator's Full Name

Nominator's Title/Position

Nominator's Phone

Nominator's Email

Additional Information

President's Full Name

President's Phone

President's Email

Will the nominator be present at the conference?

Will the exemplary leader(s) be present at the conference?

Will a Proxy be present at the conference?

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