Citizen of the Year

Washington University Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton will be honored as the 2007 Citizen of the Year during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Graham Chapel on the University’s Danforth Campus. Members of the University community are welcome to attend.

Mark S. Wrighton

Established in 1955, the Citizen of the Year award honors an individual who “best exemplifies an inspiring level of civic and industrial leadership to generate a spirit of conviction, purpose and confidence in the development of the greater St. Louis area.”

Wrighton was chosen by a committee of past winners of the annual award, which is sponsored and administered by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was announced as the 2007 award recipient in the Jan. 6 issue of the newspaper.

Recipients are chosen from nominations submitted by members of the business community and the general public. A committee composed of former award recipients makes the final selection.