Dave King, associate provost for Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University, has been awarded the 2012 Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) Professional Award—the highest award conferred by ACE.
The award recognizes contributions to the communication and information technology profession over an extended career.
King was recognized for his leadership in a variety of efforts including the production, along with OSU colleague Andy Duncan, of a Public Broadcasting Service documentary film special entitled “The Cowboy in Mongolia” in 1989.
King has 36 years experience at land-grant universities and nonprofit organizations. While at Purdue University and under the auspices of the USDA in 1992, King developed the national impact reporting system which was adopted by all land-grant universities in the country. In 2000, King and Mike Boehlje designed the national “eXtension” initiative, providing an online and information technology outlet for Extension programming nationwide..
Working with colleagues Kris Boone of Kansas State University, Tom Knecht of Mississippi State University, and Terry Meisenbach with the USDA, King also developed the national ACE Leadership Institute to further the professional development of communication professionals.
“Dave King represents the communications professional and leader we all aspire to be,” said ACE President Elaine Edwards. “He has shown many of us what an excellent communicator can accomplish and work towards in our own careers. He is innovative, strategic and visionary.”
Other ACE awards for OSU employees include:
- Ariel Ginsburg, publishing manager of OSU’s Department of Extension and Experiment Station Communications, received the Western Region Pioneer Award for her leadership and participation in managing educational and publishing projects for OSU Extension.
- Peg Herring, department head of Extension and Experiment Station Communications, received the Outstanding Professional Skill Award, a silver award for Writing for Magazines, and a gold award for Writing within a Specialized Publication.
- Lynn Ketchum, video producer and photographer with Extension and Experiment Station Communications, received a gold and silver award for Environmental Portrait or Personality Photo and a gold and bronze award for Picture Story.
Additionally, OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications was honored with the silver award for Magazines and Periodicals, and the bronze award for Special Report.