District V Individual Achievement Awards
The Chief Executive Leadership Awards are an opportunity for CASE District V to applaud and promote the work and contributions of our top educational executives. We invite nominations of chief executives whose contributions to their institutions and communities deserve exceptional notice and praise.
The District's leadership will honor the recipients of the Chief Executive Leadership Award in December.
Take a moment to review the award criteria herein and consider deserving nominees for this significant honor. Discuss the award with colleagues and with your trustees or governing board leaders. Nomination procedures are detailed herein.
The CASE V Chief Executive Leadership Awards are presented annually as follows:
- To the institution's chief executive officer to include a president, chancellor, headmaster, system head or chief executive of a separately accredited CASE District V member institution (executives who have retired during the past year may be considered for the award).
- To qualify, nominees shall have demonstrated the ability to:
- Articulate a compelling vision for the institution and to have inspired others to that vision;
- Establish a positive image for the institution while leading it to higher levels of success;
- Increase the institution's stature in the community;
- Encourage innovation and risk-taking among employees; and
- Actively support all aspects of institutional advancement
The Mike Ziemianski Distinguished Service Award honors CASE District V members who have excelled in service to the CASE District V community. Formerly the CASE V Distinguished Service Award, the honor was established in 1980 and renamed in 2019 for Ziemianski, a long-time CASE District V volunteer who died in June 2019.
The annual award recognizes advancement professionals who have given outstanding service to CASE District V for at least five years. Service to the district, which is operated totally by volunteers from the membership, is the major factor in determining recipients.
A committee composed of a member of the CASE District V Cabinet, two former award recipients, and a member-at-large makes the final recommendation for the selection.