Crawford recognized for work in leadership, distance education

Dr. Chris Crawford, professor of leadership studies and assistant provost for quality management at Fort Hays State University, was recently awarded the Jonathan Bacon Outstanding Leadership Award for the 10th annual Summer Institute of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology.

"I feel honored to be presented with SIDLIT's Jonathan Bacon Award," said Crawford. "The SIDLIT movement embodies many of the values that FHSU holds, including excellence, quality and continuous improvement in distance learning. The award is less about any modest effort I may have achieved and much more about the strength of the university in the area of distance learning."

Crawford was recognized for his work in FHSU's leadership programs; the Master of Liberal Studies program and FHSU's China initiatives; his service as the interim dean of the university's College of Business and Leadership; and for promoting distance education.

SIDLIT, aimed at providing faculty and staff involved in instructional technology an opportunity to share expertise, is a program of Colleague to Colleague (C2C) and Johnson County Community College. C2C is a professional association of faculty, staff and administrators from Kansas and Missouri. The organization's goal is to "share technology expertise, resources and training with a special emphasis on distance education and instructional technology in Kansas and Missouri."

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