Centennial Institute’s 2023 John K. Andrews Award presented to Kathleen & Roger Chandler

Left to right:  Dr. Donald Sweeting, Chancellor, Colorado Christian University; John Andrews, Founder, Centennial Institute; Roger Chandler, Award Winner; Kathleen Chandler, Award Winner; Jeff Hunt, Director, Centennial Institute; Eric Hogue, President, Colorado Christian University

The Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University’s (CCU) public policy think-tank, announce presentation of the 2023 John K. Andrews Award to Kathleen and Roger Chandler.

The John K. Andrews Award for Colorado Leadership in Fidelity to Biblical and Conservative Principles is given annually in honor of John K. Andrews, a follower of Christ, husband, father, grandfather, Colorado Senate president, think-tank founder and friend to all.

 Roger Chandler joined CCU in July 2004 and is serving as the Assistant Vice President of Student Success in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies. He oversees the adult undergraduate and graduate retention, student achievement, program completion, and student services that provide direction, resources, community, and growth opportunities for the global online adult student population. Before joining CCU, Roger devoted 12 years of his career to active duty military service in the US Air Force.

Kathleen Chandler is the Coalition and Future Leaders Program Manager for Independence Institute. She also runs the Local Government Project placing citizens in local government positions around the state. Kathleen is a political consultant and professional volunteer for conservative issues and candidates.

Colorado Christian University leaders have praised the Chandlers:

Hon. John Andrews — “Kathleen and Roger exemplify the American spirit at its best. Watching them give their all for God and country, I become a better person.”

CCU President Eric K. Hogue — “The John K. Andrews Award is one of the highest honors we bestow through the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University and we are honored to recognize Kathleen and Roger Chandler as outstanding members of our community. The Chandlers embody the hard work and dedication required to positively impact the world with grace and truth.”

Centennial Institute Director Jeff Hunt — “The Centennial Institute is proud to celebrate citizen activists Kathleen and Roger Chandler. Their hard work and dedication have helped place conservatives in leadership positions across the state. The future of Colorado is brighter because of their work. We are proud to honor them with the John K. Andrews Award as John Andrews’s legacy includes empowering the next generation of conservative leaders.”

Previous recipients of the award include former Colorado State Representative Stephanie Luck, Colorado State Senator Mike Kopp, businessman Jeffrey H. Coors, Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-CO), former Colorado Lt. Governor Jane Norton, businessman James B. Wallace, Catholic Archbishop of Denver Samuel Aquila, former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson, former Colorado State Senator Kevin Lundberg and Mike and Brenda Baller, Donald and Joyce Siecke and Doug and Linda McDonald.