Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., president of Lincoln Land Community College, was recently honored with the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
Phi Theta Kappa is the leading academic honor society for students at two-year colleges. LLCC’s Alpha Epsilon Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa consistently maintains a five-star status, the highest a chapter can achieve. LLCC students with grade point averages of 3.5 or above are eligible for membership.
Dr. Warren received the award at Phi Theta Kappa’s 99th Annual Convention April 7 in Nashville, Tenn., which was also attended by LLCC Phi Theta Kappa student officers and advisors.
College presidents and chief executive officers are selected for the award based on outstanding efforts in promoting the goals of Phi Theta Kappa.
Dr. Warren, president of LLCC since 2006, is a Colonel, Retired and Honorary Brigadier General from the Georgia Army National Guard. She represents LLCC in impressive leadership positions within the community, state and nation. She has served as a national spokesperson on the subject of nursing education and is a member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board, an advising committee within the office of the Secretary of Defense, along with several boards of the American Association of Community Colleges. She is past president of the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents. Locally, she serves on the board of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and chairs the Mid-Illinois Medical District. She is past chair of United Way of Central Illinois.
The Award of Distinction is named for the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, Phi Theta Kappa’s longest serving board of directors chair and president emeritus of Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash.