Nadine Feighan Honored for Dedicated Service to Tri-C
August 11, 2015
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Longtime College trustee receives leadership award from national organization
The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has recognized Nadine Feighan for her exemplary service to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) during her 25 years as a trustee.
The ACCT recently announced Feighan as the Central Region recipient of its 2015 Trustee Leadership Award. The annual ACCT Awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by trustees and other community college leaders.
“ACCT's regional awards represent the very best our colleges have to offer,” said J. Noah Brown, president and CEO of ACCT.
Feighan completed her fifth term on Tri-C’s board of trustees in January. During a tenure that covered almost half of the College’s history, she served as the board’s chairperson and vice chairperson and oversaw each of its standing committees.
Tens of thousands of students received associate degrees or certificates during Feighan’s 25 years on the board. She attended nearly every commencement over that quarter century to celebrate those academic accomplishments.
“Through her role as trustee, Nadine ensured that Tri-C students were given the tools needed to succeed,” said David Whitehead, current chair of the College’s board of trustees.
Her time on the board also included a period of unprecedented institutional growth at Tri-C as the College responded to the needs of Northeast Ohio.
In March, the College’s board honored Feighan by naming her trustee emeritus.
“Nadine provided unwavering leadership to Cuyahoga Community College through the years and played an essential role in building a culture of educational excellence that will pay dividends for decades to come,” Tri-C President Alex Johnson said.
A lifelong Cleveland resident, Feighan has demonstrated a deep commitment to the community through countless hours of service. She has worked on initiatives promoting human rights, arts and culture, financial literacy and other projects on the local, state and national levels.
Feighan resides in Lakewood and practices energy medicine at Simple Path, a holistic health care practice she founded in 2004.
As one of five regional winners honored by the ACCT, Feighan is now a nominee for a national leadership award from the nonprofit educational organization. The winner of that award will be announced at the 46th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in October.