Dr. Janet Cunningham (right), president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, receives the E. Joseph Savoie Chief Executive Leadership Award presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at its recent Southwest District IV conference in Dallas. Steve Valencia, chairman of the District IV Board of Directors, and Sue Cunningham, president of CASE, presented the award. The award honors an institutional chief executive officer for outstanding efforts to promote understanding and support for education. The recipient must demonstrate the ability to create a vision; inspire others; establish a positive image for her or his institution while leading it to even higher levels of success; and increase the institution’s stature in the community.
MISSION STATEMENT: Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.