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Stanford to Receive Exemplary Leadership Award

Chippewa Valley Technical College Vice President of Education Roger Stanford will be honored March 26 with a prestigious 2014 International Exemplary Leadership Award. The award will be presented in St. Louis at the annual conference of The Chair Academy, an international organization that provides world-class, competency-based, leadership development programs for college and university leaders.

A U.S. Air Force veteran and a CVTC graduate, Stanford joined the College in 2001 as an instructor, later becoming director of professional development. Stanford joined the executive team in 2012, when Wisconsin public union labor relations had undergone significant changes. He led a number of major labor relations initiatives, such as working with the Academic Council to establish a faculty handbook including performance standards and a new compensation structure, while remaining open to stakeholder input and establishing high expectations for performance.  He also led development of the academic strategic and capital plan, unveiled this year.

Stanford, a Stanley-Boyd High School graduate and a former teacher at Eau Claire Memorial High School, was nominated for the award by Vice President of Student Services Margo Keys.

“Roger is committed to the human element of our work, building relationships, recognizing achievements of his team, and investing in their growth and development,” Keys said. “He has the heart of a teacher and the foresight, ambition, and courage of a college leader.”