31st Annual Festival of Lights Parade, December 5, 2015 @ 5:50 P.M.


Grand Marshal - Pamela S. Shockley-Zalabak

ChancellorProfessor of Communication, wheat farmer, grandmother, author, television producer, advocate. These are some of the words one could use to describe the Chancellor of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Dr. Pam Shockley-Zalabak. 

Born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma, Dr. Shockley-Zalabak can still describe in detail dry land, no-till farming practices. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in communication from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. Later, she earned a PhD. in Organizational Communication from University of Colorado, Boulder. In addition to Chancellor duties, Dr. Shockley-Zalabak continues to teach and research with students.

The author of nine books and over 100 articles and productions focusing on organizational communication, Dr. Shockley Zalabak's research focuses on organizational trust. Her latest book, "Building the High Trust Organization" was published in 2010.   Dr. Shockley-Zalabak is the recipient of several awards to include the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Faculty, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Women in Business Award, the 2005 Student Choice for Instructor of the Year, the 2008 Colorado Springs Business Journal Women of Influence Award, and the 2013 Pikes Peak Range Riders Silver Spur award for contributions to the community.