John E. and Suanne D. Roueche, leaders in the community college field and early proponents of the idea that teachers have major responsibility for how well students perform in the classroom, have been partners and friends of the League for Innovation in the Community College for over thirty-five years. In recognition of the long tradition of excellence in community college teaching and leadership, the League established the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards. These awards celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. Recipients are recognized in a series of activities and promotions and honored at special events at the League’s Innovations Conference each spring.
LBCC was part of the Excellence Awards through the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) until 2015. NISOD is is a “membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges.” Find out more at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.