President Millner Recognized for Innovative Leadership
OGDEN, Utah – The University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) has presented one of its 2003 Community of Practice Awards to Weber State University President F. Ann Millner in recognition of her leadership and ongoing efforts to provide higher education opportunities, through a variety of means, to the community.
Millner received the 2003 International Futures Award for Exceptional and Innovative Leadership in Continuing Higher Education at the UCEA annual conference in Chicago on Saturday.
In nominating Millner for the award, Lou Workman, dean of Continuing and Professional Studies at Southern Utah University, praised her for selflessly promoting access to higher education throughout the state of Utah. “She exemplifies the leadership qualities of a great mentor,” Workman said.
Each year UCEA presents this award to a leader in higher education who demonstrates exceptional and forward-looking decisions and actions in management and programming. Recipients work beyond the boundaries of a single institution when thinking about and shaping continuing higher education.
Founded in 1915, the University Continuing Education Association (formerly the National University Continuing Education Association) is among the oldest college and university associations in the United States. As the principal U.S. organization for continuing higher education, the association assists institutions of higher learning to increase access through a wide array of educational programs and services. UCEA also provides national leadership in support of policies that advance workforce and professional development.