The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) will honor Vermont College of Fine Arts Board of Trustees Chair Cornelius Hogan at the regional organization's 10th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards celebration to be held Friday, March 2, 2012, at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel. More than 500 people will attend this event, including leaders of education, business and government from across the six New England states.
Each year, NEBHE presents Regional Excellence Awards to individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional leadership on behalf of higher education and the advancement of educational opportunity, and State Merit Awards to honor the innovative work of organizations, institutions or individuals in each New England state.
The David C. Knapp Award for Trusteeship will be awarded to Cornelius "Con" Hogan, Chair, Board of Trustees, Vermont College of Fine Arts. Hogan is currently a member of the Independent Green Mountain Care Board for the State of Vermont. He is recognized nationally for his work in public and human service, including engagements with the Annie E. Casey and Robert Wood Johnson foundations and the National Center for Children in Poverty. Con has been a director of Fletcher Allen Health Care and secretary of Vermont's Agency of Human Services. He is a graduate of Rutgers University, holds a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Vermont.