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The Leadership Award is given to a College of Communication and Information faculty, staff or community member to acknowledge a special leadership effort or service to the community, the University of Kentucky or the College of Communication and Information. The award is given at the discretion of the Dean to reward extraordinary service and is not given on a regular schedule.


All faculty and staff of the College are eligible for nomination. Former faculty and staff members, as well as members of the community are also eligible.

Past Winners

  • 2024 Chike Anyaegbunam
  • 2023 Richard G. "Dick" Wilson
  • 2023 Jeff Huber
  • 2021 Beth Barnes
  • 2019 Derek Lane
  • 2016 Jamie Ledden

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