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.

Jean Floten

2020 CCBA Pioneer Award Winner

Jean Floten

Chancellor Emeritus, Western Governors University, Washington

Dr. Floten has more than 45 years of experience in higher education. She was the first chancellor of Western Governors University Washington. Prior to that, Dr. Floten served as a leader of Bellevue College for 22 years. There, she brought Bellevue College into the 21st Century as an early adopter of online learning and four-year degrees at community colleges.

She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by City University in 2006 and earned her Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Portland State University. She has been named a “Woman of Influence” by the Puget Sound Business Journal, one of Seattle’s “Most Influential People” by Seattle Magazine, and she earned the Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa’s “Pathfinder Award.” Dr. Floten currently serves as a senior consultant with Academic Search, Inc.

PAST PIONEER AWARD WINNERS

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

Dr. Debra Bragg | Community College Baccalaureate Association

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