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Lead Orange

Honoring exceptional leaders
#LeadOrange redefines the way that we perceive and celebrate America’s brightest leaders at Oklahoma State University. Through storytelling, this campus-wide initiative highlights students, faculty, and staff and celebrates diverse and dynamic groups of leaders on campus. These are stories worth spreading and will be featured through social media, as well as at the annual President’s Celebration of Leadership.
If you know of an individual, or group of individuals, exhibiting remarkable leadership efforts on campus, please nominate them below so we can share their story.

Leadership Highlights & Awards


Leading Through a Global Crisis Award: University Health Services 

Consciousness of Self Leadership Award: Déjà Clement 

Commitment in Leadership Award: Colin Carmichael

Congruence in Leadership Award: AJ Johnsen

Collaboration in Leadership Award: Tashia Cheves

Common Purpose in Leadership Award: Michele Criss

Controversy with Courage in Leadership Award: TJ Sanders

Citizenship in Leadership Award: Seraiah Coe

Overall Lead Orange Student Award Winner: Reem Mansy
In recognition for creating positive social change through leadership.

Overall Faculty/Staff Award Winner: Dr. Lex Smith Washington
The Leader of the Year award is in recognition of faculty or staff creating positive social change through leadership.

Overall Leadership Award Winner: President Burns Hargis & First Cowgirl Ann Hargis
They earned America’s Brightest Orange Lifetime Leadership Award for their efforts in creating a culture of innovation, collaboration, wellness, mutual respect and success.

Nominate an outstanding individual who leads orange!


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