Paul W. Chellgren, a 1963 initiate of the University of Kentucky (UK) Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, is the 2022 recipient of the Pillars of Leadership Award in Service to Campus and Community. During his undergraduate career, Paul was an honors program student, a star intercollegiate debater, and student body president.
Professionally, Paul is the retired chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Ashland, Inc. He is currently a partner with Snow Phipps Group, LLC, a New York City-based private equity firm. Paul served as a director of the PNC Financial Services Group for more than 20 years. Generously offering his expertise, Paul has been a long-time member of O∆K’s Investment Subcommittee. He and his family also established the Society’s Chellgren Family Scholarship Fund.
With a significant contribution from Paul and his family, UK established the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence. In addition to his devotion to UK, he has served on the boards of trustees of the University of Kentucky, Centre College, and the Marshall University Foundation. Paul has also been an advocate and advisor for both Eastern Kentucky University and Kentucky Wesleyan College.