During its annual meeting in June, ASCO presented Dr. Kevin Alexander with a resolution recognizing the outstanding leadership he has provided to help shape optometric education and the profession throughout a career spanning four decades. Dr. Alexander has stepped away from his position on the Association’s Board of Directors as he begins his tenure as Founding President of Marshall B. Ketchum University.
Dr. Alexander has served in all of ASCO’s elected offices, including as President in 2011-2012 during which time he initiated and led the historic and successful first Joint Summit of the ASCO Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of the American Optometric Association (AOA). He has also held the highest leadership positions in optometric national and state associations and was selected to the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2012.
The ASCO Board of Directors also honored Dr. John F. Amos with a resolution expressing its appreciation of his exemplary leadership and commitment to optometric education as well as congratulating him for his induction this year into the National Optometry Hall of Fame.
During the two terms he served as ASCO President, Dr. Amos was instrumental in the establishment of OptomCAS, the advancement of clinical education funding for optometric education, and the development of close alliances with the leadership of the AOA, other national optometric organizations and the ophthalmic industry.
Throughout his career, he made significant contributions to promoting graduate education in the schools and colleges of optometry and the growth of residency education. He provided formative and ongoing leadership for the AOA Clinical Practice Guidelines Organizing Committee.
Dr. Amos has published more than 100 papers and editorials, presented more than 200 continuing education courses, and written two books and numerous book chapters.