2019 Excellence in Public Service Award

Join the John Glenn College of Public Affairs in honoring Senator Susan Collins at this year's Excellence in Public Service Reception. Click here to learn more.

The Excellence in Public Service Award is the John Glenn College of Public Affairs most prestigious celebration of public service. The award is presented each summer during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., and honors individuals who have a distinguished history of public service that led to a more effective public administration. Drawing on the vision and achievements of Senator John Glenn, honorees reflect the ideals of our mission and inspire others to serve.

Past Recipients

  • 2018 Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States of America, Video
  • 2017 James Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense, Video
  • 2016 Tom Wheeler, Chairman; Federal Communications Commission, Video
  • 2015 Pat Tiberi, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2014 Richard Cordray , Director; Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Video
  • 2013 Erskin Bowles and Alan Simpson, Co-Chairs; National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Video
  • 2012 Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Video
  • 2011 John Boehner, Speaker; U.S House of Representatives, Video
  • 2010 Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, Video
  • 2009 Tom Carper, Member; U.S. Senate
  • 2008 Rob Portman, Member; U.S. Senate
  • 2007 Sherrod Brown, Member; U.S. Senate
  • 2006 Leonard L. Haynes, III, Director; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
  • 2005 Thomas E. Mann, W. Averell Harriman Chair; The Brookings Institution
  • 2002 George V. Voinovich, Member, U.S. Senate
  • 2001 Dan L. Crippen, Director, U.S. Congressional Budget Office
  • 1998 Mike Dewine , Member, U.S. Senate
  • 1997 Thomas D. Lambros, Former Chief Justice; U.S District Court, Northern of Ohio
  • 1996 Donna Shalala, Secretary; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 1995 John R. Kasich , Member; U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1994 John Glenn, Member; U.S. Senate
  • 1992 Howard Metzenbaum, Member; U.S. Senate
  • 1991 Constance Berry Newman, Director; U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • 1990 Charles A. Bowsher, Comptroller General of the United States
  • 1989 Robert D. Reischauer, Director; U.S. Congressional Budget Office
  • 1988 L. Bruce Laingen, Executive Director; National Commission on the Public Service

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