On July 26, 1991 sixteen community colleges joined together to form the Continuous Quality Improvement Network. Over the 21 years that CQIN has been operating as a premier networking and learning organization numerous people have made extraordinary contributions to our success and the success of their own colleges. In other words, they have handed down a legacy that will be a part of our and their history forever. In view of this fact, the CQIN Executive Committee approved establishment of the CQIN Legacy Award to honor the individual whose contributions to CQIN and his or her organization have been so significant as to stand out from the others. Each year the committee will determine is the award is warranted and, if so, it will be presented at the Summer Institute.