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Kenneth D. Gray Student Leadership Award nominations due March 31

Student Engagement and Leadership is pleased to announce the acceptance of nominations for the 2023 Kenneth D. Gray Student Leadership Award. Named after our past Vice President for Student Life, this award is designed to recognize exemplary leadership on behalf of our current senior and graduate students at West Virginia University. Criteria for selection of this award are as follows:

  • Demonstrates initiative in problem-solving and consensus building.
  • Provides a high level of commitment to the Division of Student Life and student programs.
  • Fosters collaborative and creative thinking.
  • Demonstrates a strong, positive influence with other students to be motivated to accomplish goals.
  • Encourages students to be visionary and positive in their leadership roles.
  • Demonstrates initiative in meeting challenges.
  • Inspires, through example, for others to act with integrity and high professional standards.
  • Pursues and achieves high academic standards.
  • Strives for excellence in communication among their peers and others.
Letters of nomination should address the above criteria and include a description of the student’s leadership roles, accomplishments and activities. A resume is acceptable.

Applications are due on WVUEngage by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 31.

The award will be presented at the Student Organization Excellence Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

If you have questions, please contact Student Engagement and Leadership at