Dr. Brent D. Ruben Award

Dr. Brent D. Ruben Award

In 1999, as today, a number of colleges and universities were struggling to become more effective, efficient, service-oriented institutions. No single association brought together the campus leaders charged with overseeing these initiatives, to facilitate the sharing of best practices and to promote these purposes nationally. NCCI was formed to be that association. The Dr. Brent D. Ruben Award is presented to a NCCI member in appreciation of their leadership in founding and sustaining NCCI to advance excellence in higher education

Past Award Winners

2022: Carol Mullaney

2021: Davina Desnoes & Kathleen Scott

2020: Cindy Taylor

2019: Dr. Ruth Johnston & Dr. Harry Hertz

2018: Dr. Teresa A. Hartnett

2017: Dr. David Ward

2016: Catherine Lilly

2015: Dr. John Dew

2014: Dr. Kathryn L. Burkgren

2013: Dr. Lawrence A. Gould

2011: Posthumously to the family of Roderick “Rick” Wallick

2009: Ron Coley

2008: Maury Cotter

2007: Louise Sandmeyer

2006: Dr. Brent Ruben

Dr. Ruben Speaks about NCCI’s Beginnings

Founding Member Dr. Brent Ruben of Rutgers University discusses how a group of leaders in higher education formed a network to identify common challenges and implement ideas for change and improvement.