Teresa Hartnett, EdD, associate dean of finance and administration for the UTHSC College of Medicine, received the 2018 Dr. Brent D. Ruben Award from the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI). Dr. Hartnett is the immediate past president of NCCI.
The Dr. Brent D. Ruben Award is named after one of the organization’s founders. Dr. Ruben is the executive director of the Center for Organizational Development and Leadership at Rutgers University.
Dr. Hartnett was nominated for the prestigious award in recognition of her accomplishments not only in the NCCI, but in higher education on a national and international scale.
“Teresa illustrates how NCCI supports and provides value to all leaders in Higher Education,” wrote Cindy Taylor, NCCI President. “As a finance leader herself, she demonstrates that change leadership and continuous innovation can be shared across networks. Her accomplishments will have a lasting impact on NCCI, enhancing the association’s ability to affect leadership to improve and advance higher education.”
Founded in 1999, NCCI is an association of over 90 universities dedicated to advancing sustainable excellence in higher education by promoting the practice and discipline of continuous improvement across all academic and administrative functions. NCCI is widely recognized as the educational association of choice for professionals leading progressive improvement within their institutions of higher learning.