Dr. Lisa Tucker, IIDA, FIDEC, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C, Interior Design Program Chair at Virginia Tech, has been honored with the Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award in recognition of her many outstanding contributions to the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and interior design education.
Dr. Tucker’s involvement in CIDA volunteer leadership started in 2004 when she was appointed to serve as a site visitor and was promoted to serve as a team chair in 2006. She was actively engaged in the peer review process and conducted 18 accreditation reviews. As a site visitor and team chair, her performance was consistently outstanding and fellow team members commended her rigor, integrity, and collaboration. In addition to serving as a site visitor, in 2009 Dr. Tucker served on CIDA’s Site Visitor Committee. Following her participation on the committee, she continued to contribute her guidance and expertise to updating and delivering the 2011, 2012, and 2016 CIDA site visitor training workshops. Dr. Tucker was also a CIDA program consultant from 2007-2014.
Recognizing Dr. Tucker’s talent and dedication, CIDA’s Board of Directors appointed her to serve on the Accreditation Commission as a pro-tem member in 2015 and for a three-year term beginning in 2016. In 2015-2016, she served on an accreditation process task force charged with developing the accreditation framework for the implementation of CIDA’s Professional Standards 2017. Hallmarks of Dr. Tucker’s outstanding performance are her critical thinking and unfailing professionalism, which consistently receive high marks from those who work with her.
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. “The Board applauds the extraordinary volunteer leadership Lisa Tucker has provided for the past 13+ years. Dr. Tucker truly exemplifies the dedication and service that CIDA seeks to honor with the Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award,” states Dr. Lisa Waxman, FIDEC, ASID, CIDA Board Chair.
Over 130 interior design educators and practitioners currently volunteer for CIDA. Only one Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award is presented annually. The Council for Interior Design Accreditation is an independent, non-profit, accrediting organization responsible for setting standards and evaluating degree granting interior design programs.