DSU's Lisa Dunning Receives Rising Star Award


Lisa A.Dunning, director of the College of Business Advisement Center, recently received the 2009 Rising Star Award from the American Council of Education Office of Women in Higher Education during the organization’s annual dinner in
Lisa Dunning, one of three recipients of the 2009 Rising Star Award.
The Rising Star Award is presented annually to women in higher education in Delaware who exhibit great potential achieve more and who demonstrate a commitment to higher education, community service and overall leadership.
Ms. Dunning was one of three recipients honored with the Rising Star Award. LeaNora Ruffin, Esq. of Widener University School of Law and Simone George of Wilmington University were the other awardees. 
“Each day the opportunity to make a difference in the education and career paths of so many talented individuals renews my energy and uplifts my spirits,” Ms. Dunning told the audience at the awards event. “As I peer through an insightful lens, I see boundless opportunities for all of us in higher education to positively guide, equip, empower and encourage our students to be successful in their future endeavors.”
A 12-year veteran of higher education vocation, she is the director of an Advisement Center that services 600 undergraduate College of Business students. Ms. Dunning has proven herself a leader in fostering the personal growth and professional development of college students, according to her nominators for the award – Genevieve Tighe, director of testing, and Kimberly Sudler, interim assistant vice president of Continuing Education and Institutional Research.
Ms. Dunning is an alumna of DSU, having earned both her Bachelor of Science in Management (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master of Business Administration. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in business administration from Wilmington University.