TCC Vision Dinner to honor David Page
The annual Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner is Sept. 27 at the Cox Business Center.
Courtesy Tulsa Community College
The Tulsa Community College Foundation has named David Page as the 2018 Vision in Education Leadership Award recipient. He is being honored for his enduring commitment to excellence in education and leadership of key initiatives and organizations that have impacted economic development, quality of life and social services for Tulsa.
“David Page brings his heart and his head to every education need in our community,” says TCC President and CEO Leigh B. Goodson. “David has been a champion and advocate for education in Tulsa for decades. He is a consensus builder and a successful leader because he takes the time to listen and makes sure people have been heard and included in the decision making.”
Page is the private bank market manager and vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase in Oklahoma. He is currently chairman of the Tulsa Stadium Trust, a Philbrook Museum of Art trustee and serves on the boards of the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Central Oklahoma.
As 2009 Tulsa Regional Chamber chairman, Page took the lead on the role of chief advocate for education, reminding the business community that “world changers” are individuals who have had a chance at education regardless of their economic status and go on to create good in the world. Then, his leadership was essential when Tulsa Public Schools announced Project Schoolhouse and its intention to achieve significant cost savings through school closings. Page agreed to lead the effort, and the comprehensive and collaborative process yielded more than $5 million in savings.
This month’s Vision Dinner raises critical resources for TCC faculty and staff, and makes a difference in the lives of many of TCC’s 25,000 students by providing support for academic, leadership development and scholarship programs for TCC.
“Last year alone, the TCC Foundation was able to transfer more than $2 million in support to the college,” says Lauren Brookey, TCC vice president of external affairs and president of the TCC Foundation. “The Vision Dinner is the cornerstone to that support.”
The Vision Award is presented annually to an individual dedicated to education excellence and community leadership.
Past honorees include Alison Anthony, Keith Ballard, David Boren, Montie Box, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, John Gaberino, Susan Harris, former Gov. Brad Henry, Jake
Henry Jr., George Kaiser, Paula Marshall, Lynn and Stacy Schusterman, Don Walker and John-Kelly C. Warren.
The annual Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner is Sept. 27 at the Cox Business Center. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. For information regarding sponsorships and tickets, call 918-595-7836 or visit tulsacc.edu/visiondinner.