Dr. Jack E. Daniels, President of Madison College

Madison College President Jack Daniels will receive the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction from the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at the group’s annual convention, April 4-6 in Orlando, Fla., Madison College has announced today.

The awards are given to college presidents who show strong support of student success on their campus by recognizing academic achievement, leadership, and service among high-achieving students at their colleges. Recipients are nominated by students on their campus and are only eligible to receive the award once over the course of their career.

“Phi Theta Kappa benefits its members by providing experiences that broaden their leadership capabilities, enhance their academic success and offers opportunities to provide service to others and communities at large,” Daniels said in a statement.

Daniels developed the President’s Challenge, a program that provides quantitative goals in fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service. Daniels also hosts a breakfast each semester for distinguished Phi Theta Kappa students and serves as the keynote speaker for the group’s annual induction ceremony.

The Shirley B. Gordon Award is Phi Theta Kappa’s most prestigious award for community college presidents and is named in honor of the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, Phi Theta Kappa’s longest-serving Board of Directors Chair and a founder and longtime president of Highline Community College in Washington state.