Brian Cameron, associate dean of professional graduate programs and executive education, was honored with the 2022 Shirley Hendrick Award, presented by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners for service to adult learners.

The Shirley Hendrick Award recognizes an administrator University-wide who has contributed to the success of Penn State’s efforts to serve adult learners. The award is named in memory of Shirley Hendrick (1936 to 2000), the first recipient, dean for continuing education in the Smeal College of Business and inaugural chair of the Commission for Adult Learners, who advocated for continuing education.

Cameron has spearheaded the design and implementation of an extensive portfolio of online and resident professional master’s degree programs, online graduate certificates, and a new executive Doctor of Business Administration. He made sure these programs were suited for online learners and working professionals by making them innovative, flexible, and for a broad range of learning styles, nominators said.

— Andy Elder