Academic journal article Planning for Higher Education

2011 Founders (Casey) Award Recipient-George R. Boggs

Academic journal article Planning for Higher Education

2011 Founders (Casey) Award Recipient-George R. Boggs

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Purpose of Award

Recipients are selected on the basis of innovative contributions to the improvement of the theory and practice of academic, administrative, financial, facilities, and/or general institutional planning at colleges and universities.

Previous Award Recipients

Jeanne L. Narum, David E. Hollowell, M. Perry Chapman, Rodney Rose, Arthur J. Lidsky, O. Robert Simha, Patrick O'Meara, John D. (Jack) Telfer, Dennis P Jones, Harlan D. Bareither, Clark Kerr, Frederick W. Mayer, Jack E. Robinson, William F. Massy, Hideo Sasaki, Lyman A. Glenny, Richard P. Dober, Marvin W. Peterson, Robert C. Shirley, Thomas R. Mason, George C. Keller, Clinton N. Hewitt, Jack E. Freeman, and Raymond M. Haas.

The Society for College and University Planning has selected George R. Boggs as recipient of the 2011 Founders' (Casey) Award for Distinguished Achievement in Higher Education Planning.

Boggs is president & CEO emeritus, American Association of Community Colleges and superintendent/ president emeritus, Palomar College. Boggs served as president of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) for a decade and has been an ardent advocate for community colleges for more than 40 years. AACC represents over 1,100 associate degree-granting institutions and some 12 million students.

Boggs began his tenure at AACC late in 2000, in time to lead the centennial celebration of the founding of community colleges in 2001. Over the following decade, he helped lead an unprecedented period of achievement and recognition for this largest sector of higher education. …

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