Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) recently recognized college presidents and administrators from across the Country for their efforts in supporting student success. The awards were celebrated during PTK Catalyst 2023, PTK’s annual convention in Columbus, Ohio, April 20-22.
Mid Michigan College President Tim Hood was named as a recipient of the Paragon Award for New Presidents. President Hood is one of twenty-eight recipients who were selected from among 406 college presidents, chancellors, and CEOs eligible to receive this award.
To be eligible for this award, college presidents and CEOs must be new in their role having served less than 3 years. Recipients are nominated by students on their campus and are only eligible to receive the award once.
“I’m honored to be recognized by PTK—an organization that is truly focused on student success,” shared Hood. “Working with our students and helping them succeed is one of the most rewarding parts of my role.”
The award recognizes college presidents who have shown support of student success initiatives leading to stronger pathways to completion, transfer, and employment. Recipients have taken an active interest in supporting high-achieving students and developing student leaders on campus.
“These college presidents have students-first leadership styles and make it a priority to support student success both inside and outside the classroom,” noted Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “This award is special because it comes directly from the students, and it is evidence of the gratitude they feel for the support for them and students like them.”
Dr. Matt Miller, Vice President of Student Services & Advancement, was also recognized by PTK as one of thirty recipients who received a Distinguished College Administrator Award. Honorees were selected from among thousands of college administrators eligible to receive this award.
“Being nominated for this award by our students is truly humbling,” said Miller. “It’s an honor working with our students and watching them grow during their time at Mid.”
The award recognizes college administrators who work directly with student leaders to solve problems on campus and in their communities.
“These college administrators are beloved on campus—they know students by name and by circumstance,” explained Tincher-Ladner.
The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize the academic achievement of two-year college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. Mid launched a PTK chapter in 1989—one of nearly 1,300 PTK chapters worldwide. Over the past 33 years, Mid’s chapter has grown and obtained the highest level of achievement - a 5 Star Chapter. Through chapter and individual projects, members have served the College and surrounding communities.