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Wallace E. Boston Leadership Award

Established in 2016, this award is presented annually by the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees during commencement weekend and recognizes a member of the APUS community (student, alumnus, faculty, administrator, or university partner) in recognition of outstanding leadership, for their significant impact on their community, industry, or the world around us.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A student, alumnus, faculty, staff member, board member, stakeholder, or ally of the university
  • Leader has made a significant impact on their community, industry, or the world
  • Leader has inspired and motivated others to pursue noble and notable pursuits
  • Serves as a change agent for the greater good
  • Reason for nomination/impact on the University community
  • Leads in a manner that reflects the university's core values of integrity, diversity, and accountability

Nomination Process

Nominations may be made by faculty, staff, students, alumni, and those familiar with the nominee’s work.

Nominations will be accepted through February 1, 2020. 

Selection Process

  • The University Awards Committee reviews submissions
  • Top candidates are submitted to the Office of the Provost for final review and approval
  • The award may, but will not necessarily, be awarded annually

Commencement Attendance

  • Award recipients receive one night accommodations and individual travel expenses to attend Commencement
  • Award recipients are recognized during Commencement weekend
  • Award recipients receive a crystal trophy
  • Award recipients are not required to attend Commencement to accept the award

Past Award Recipients

  • 2016: Mr. Wallace E. Boston, Ed.D
  • 2019: Mr. James Barney
  • 2020: Mr. William Porter II

If you have questions about this award, please contact the University Awards Committee.

Submit a Nomination