Established in 1968, the League for Innovation in the Community College is dedicated to informing, inspiring and celebrating innovations in learning, teaching, staff development and student success. In 2012, and as part of the tradition in excellence in community colleges, the League established the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding faculty, staff and leaders in higher education.
The Excellence awards are name for John E. and Suanne D. Roueche, leaders in the community college field and early proponents of the idea that teachers have major responsibility for students' performance in the classroom. The Roueches have been colleagues and friends of the League for more than 35 years, and from this working relationship with its founders have created a dynamic partnership through years of collaborative efforts on projects of mutual interest and national concern.
2014 John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awardees