Doug Orr, 2017 Courtesy of R. L. Geyer




Doug Orr

Dr. Doug Orr received the award for his years of contribution to the academic and cultural welfare of Western North Carolina. For 15 years, Orr led Warren Wilson College as president. His tenure saw the construction of multiple new buildings, the completion of a $27.3 million capital campaign, record enrollment, and the creation of The Swannanoa Gathering, a summer series of folk music and dance workshops that brought more than 18,000 people to the region since it began.