Scott Ageloff honored with the Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award

Scott Ageloff, FIDEC, ASID, AIA, NCIDQ, Director of the MS in Interior Architecture program at Philadelphia University and Principal at Ageloff & Associates Interior Architecture & Design, has been honored with the Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Ageloff has served as a CIDA volunteer for over 16 years, during which time he has exhibited extraordinary leadership. Appointed in 1998 as a site visitor, Ageloff was actively engaged in the peer review process and conducted 20 accreditation reviews during his tenure. In 2006, he was promoted to serve as a site visit team chair, and in addition to providing leadership during site visits, in this role Ageloff mentored many new site visitors. Ageloff’s performance as a visitor and team chair was consistently outstanding. In 2005, he was appointed to a committee focused on strengthening CIDA site visitor training. Following his service on this committee, Ageloff helped implement the new site visitor training program by participating in the development and delivery of several site visitor training workshops.

In addition to serving as a volunteer site visitor, Ageloff made significant contributions to prospective and accredited programs as a panelist during several of CIDA’s Accreditation Workshops. He also worked with CIDA to develop a new session for the Accreditation Workshop specifically focused on writing the program self-study report and led a question and answer session focused on CIDA’s Professional Standards. Recognizing Ageloff’s talent and dedication, the CIDA Board of Directors appointed him to serve on CIDA’s Accreditation Commission for a three-year term beginning in 2013. His latest contribution to CIDA includes serving on a 2014 Accreditation Commission sub-committee participating in the Standards Development Project.

CIDA established the Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award as a legacy to former Director Keith Hooks whose 20+ years of volunteer leadership immeasurably impacted thousands of students in CIDA-accredited programs. “CIDA is extremely fortunate to have such an engaged, thoughtful, and dedicated volunteer contributing to accreditation and standards development. Scott Ageloff has demonstrated a remarkable passion for serving fellow CIDA volunteers, programs, and the interior design community as a whole. His expertise greatly benefits CIDA’s mission to ensure quality interior design education,” states Heather Robertson Corrigan, Board Chair.

Over 115 interior design educators and practitioners currently volunteer for CIDA. Only one Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award is presented annually.

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Holly Mattson, Executive Director ()
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