University president and wife honored through establishment of endowed award

Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee and his wife, Kathryn D. Lee, were recently honored by the university’s board of trustees with the establishment of the Servant Leadership Endowed Award.

The Waynesburg University Board of Trustees has established the Douglas G. and Kathryn D. Lee Servant Leadership Endowed Award to recognize the couple’s leadership of Waynesburg University throughout the ongoing challenges faced during the coronavirus pandemic.

The award, which will be given annually at the university’s commencement ceremony, will be presented to one graduating student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities over the course of their time at Waynesburg University in the mission focus areas of faith, learning and serving. The award recipient will receive an award of at least $1,000.

The award is intended to recognize an individual with an exceptional ability of providing leadership to make a positive impact on others within the Waynesburg University community, in their home community, or anywhere in the world.

Nominations are currently being accepted and can originate from both within and beyond the university community. Community members, businesses, churches, nonprofits, etc., are encouraged to participate.

To learn more about award criteria or to submit a nomination, visit

“It is our hope that the Lees’ example of servant leadership, values, courage, fortitude, humility, dedication and inspirational vision continue to encourage, inspire and motivate others to live lives of purpose for the glory of God,” said James R. Lowe Jr., chair of the university’s board of trustees.

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