Harry Buttimer Distinguished Administrator Award

The Buttimer Award is ACCCA’s original, and most prestigious recognition. Named for the late Harry Buttimer, a founding member of ACCCA, this award symbolizes the leadership qualities for which he was known – integrity; principle; compassion and resilience, as well as contributions to one’s colleagues, the profession, their institution and their community.

As one who helped to establish our Association, and served as its first Legislative Commission Chair, Harry Buttimer's leadership was a driving force that made ACCCA a key stakeholder in community college finance and legislation in California, and helped lay the foundation for the array of programs and services we still provide today.

As you review all of the previous winners of the Buttimer Award, you get a sense of the history of ACCCA, and of the unique community college system of California.

Click here to see past award winners.

Is your CEO a leader who demonstrates these qualities?  Perhaps now is the time to make sure they are recognized and can serve as a model for future leaders in the state.

To nominate your Chancellor, Superintendent/President or President, please submit written evidence of their consistent demonstration of thse qualities, along with any additional letters of support from their peers. These can be uploaded on the nomination form and can be added to the nominee's materials until the December 15 submission deadline date. At that time, all materials will be turned over to the selection committee for their review, and the recipient of the annual award will be announced in January. The award will be presented at a ceremony held at the Annual Conference in February.

Click here for the nomination form.

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