President Scott Receives College Board's Joe Allen Exemplar Award

March 12, 2012

Punahou School President Jim Scott ’70 has been honored by the College Board for his significant contributions to increasing educational access for students and his exemplary support of professional colleagues.

The College Board’s Western Regional Assembly presented Scott with the 2012 Joe Allen Exemplar Award on Feb. 26, 2012, at the annual Western Regional Forum in Las Vegas.

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“With this award, the College Board recognizes what students in Honolulu already know. Dr. Scott puts students first, works tirelessly to ensure their success and inspires them to give back,” said Western Regional Vice President Al Mijares. “Throughout his career, he has demonstrated these values, shared by his friend, Joe Allen.”

The award is named for the late Joseph P. Allen, a former College Board trustee and University of Southern California vice provost for enrollment and dean of admission and financial aid. His life and career embodied the ideals most valued by the College Board, which helps millions of students a year prepare for successful transitions to college through programs such as the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®.

In 1994, Scott was a founding member of the committee that spearheaded the Hawai‘i Advanced Placement Summer Institute, a weeklong institute devoted to enhancing AP instructional practices and strategies. Since its founding, more than 2,200 Hawai‘i public and private school teachers have been trained at the Institute. Scott launched the Clarence T.C. Ching PUEO program at Punahou School, which serves more than 280 public-school students who have high academic potential and low economic opportunity. The PUEO program was recognized with the 2010 CollegeKeys Compact Innovation Award from the College Board for being a model of effective best practices in helping lower-income students get ready for college.

“I am honored to receive the Joe Allen Exemplar Award, which recognizes two priorities that I am passionate about: providing students with access to a quality education, and supporting teachers in their professional growth. Both of these efforts are critical to creating a thriving future for our children,” said Scott.

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