Charles Leider elected as an AICP Fellow

Dr. Charles Leider, professor and director emeritus of the Landscape Architecture Program at Oklahoma State University, has been elected as a fellow in the American Institute of Certified Planner.

February 23, 2017 - Author: MSU Landscape Architecture Alumni & Advisory Board

Charles Leider, MSU Landscape Architecture Class of 1957.
Charles Leider, MSU Landscape Architecture Class of 1957.

Dr. Charles Leider (MSU LA class of 1957), professor and director emeritus of the Landscape Architecture Program at Oklahoma State University, has been elected as a fellow in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He is recognized for excellence in teaching and mentoring. Leider was nominated for the organization’s highest honor by the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA), where he was already the chapter’s first nationally-designated fellow. His induction makes him one of only three individuals in the country to be named a fellow in both the national APA and AICP.

“For nearly 30 years, Charles worked tirelessly to create various hands-on projects for his students that allowed him to mentor them while often advancing Oklahoma’s historic preservation efforts,” said OSU President Burns Hargis. “He also emphasized interaction between the students and seasoned professionals as well as practical outreach to towns and communities, which benefitted all those involved. We congratulate him for this nationally-recognized honor as a model planner who has set a high standard through significant contributions to his profession and society.”

As a member of the AICP College of Fellows, Leider will address student organizations, state APA conferences, and professional development programs in support of mentoring and the advancement of the planning profession.

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