by: Julianne Norman
The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership honored William E. Strickland with its Exemplary Leader Award at the University Club on March 21. "Each year we honor a leader in the public sphere who exemplifies the core values of the Johnson Institute-integrity, accountability, vision, and effectiveness in public service," said Kevin Kearns, Professor and Director of the Johnson Institute. A selection committee composed of leaders from the nonprofit community and university faculty delineates the criteria for the award each year, and identifies potential recipients. Previous award winners include an admiral from the U.S. Coast Guard, an FBI agent who was a Time Magazine Person of the Year, and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg.