CCBA Pioneer Award

The CCBA Pioneer Award is presented annually to an individual who has bravely and tenaciously served as a leader in improving access for community college graduates into baccalaureate education.

Dr. Michael G Hansen

2021 CCBA Pioneer Award Winner

Mike Hansen
President, Michigan Community College Association

Mike Hansen is the President of the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) where he works with the State’s 28 community colleges to advance MCCA’s public policy agenda.

Prior to coming to the MCCA, Mike worked for the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency where he was a chief analyst for Capital Outlay and Community Colleges. His professional background also includes teaching in the public schools. Mike has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from Michigan State University in Labor Relations.

PAST PIONEER AWARD WINNERS

Jean Floten

Dr. Jean Floten

2020 Pioneer Award Winner

Community College Baccalaureate Association

Dr. Shirley Reed MBA, Ed.D.

2019 Pioneer Award Winner

Dr. Malcolm Grothe | Community College Baccalaureate Association

Dr. Malcolm Grothe

2018 Pioneer Award Winner

Constance Carroll

2017 Pioneer Award Winner

Debra Bragg

2016 Pioneer Award Winner

Al Lorenzo

2015 Pioneer Award Winner

Senator Marty Block

2014 Pioneer Award Winner

Dr. Jill Wakefield

2013 Pioneer Award Winner

Bruce MacKenzie

2012 Pioneer Award Winner

Belle Wheelan

2011 Pioneer Award Winner

Will Holcombe

2010 Pioneer Award Winner

Beth Hagan

2009 Pioneer Award Winner

Dahlia Repole

2008 Pioneer Award Winner

Linda Thor

2007 Pioneer Award Winner

Carl M. Kuttler, Jr

2006 Pioneer Award Winner
(co-winner)

Senator Don Sullivan

2006 Pioneer Award Winner
(co-winner)

Kenneth P. Walker

2005 Pioneer Award Winner

Jim Wright

2004 Pioneer Award Winner

Ronald K. Remington

2003 Pioneer Award Winner