Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) President Dr. Paul Sechrist will be honored with the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award during Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, April 16-18.
Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to college presidents/campus CEOs at two-year or senior institutions and state community college system directors who are retiring and provided consistently outstanding support to Phi Theta Kappa chapters and advisors during their careers. They are named in honor of the late Dr. Michael Bennett, longtime president of St. Petersburg College in Florida.
Nominees should have served in their position for at least five years as of Dec. 4, 2014. Among the 2015 recipients, the average length of service is more than 17 years.
Dr. Sechrist is one of 16 retiring college presidents/campus CEOs who were selected this year.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.