Region IV-East Outstanding Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional

This award is presented to a student affairs professional at a college or university within Region IV-East with a minimum of 5 years’ experience and recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the profession who have also contributed to programs that address the needs of students. Recipients must be experienced in creating campus environments that promote student learning & personal development. Each state/province within Region IV-East will have a recipient for the Outstanding Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional award.

Winners will be notified in early September and the presentation of the awards will take place at the Region IV-East Conference in November in Detroit, Michigan.  Award winners should make every attempt to attend the Region IV-East Conference. 

In addition to the regional recognition that accompanies this award, the recipient will also be considered for the National NASPA Doris Michiko Ching Award for Excellence as a Student Affairs Professional.


(Bolded bullets are required, while non-bolded bullets are preferred)

  • NASPA membership is required for this nominee
  • Outstanding commitment to the profession demonstrated by at least 5 years of volunteer service to NASPA via progressive leadership roles at the state, regional, national or international levels;
  • Professional responsibility for the direction, oversight, and/or supervision of one or more student affairs functional areas, and/or one or more professional staff members;
  • Contributions to programs that address the needs of students with a record of three to four illustrations of innovative programming that has had an impact on the home campus environment in one or more functional areas of student affairs; and
  • Experience creating campus environments that promote student learning and personal development.
  • Must be a member of NASPA Region IV-East

Award Information

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2017


Nickala L. Paul, MS

Chair, Awards and Exemplary Programs

Tel: 248-402-3860

Email: [email protected]

Meg Haggerty, MS

Chair, Awards and Exemplary Programs

Tel: 317-940-8648

Email: [email protected]

A nomination for this award should be submitted online at:

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STEP 1: Write a letter of nomination

STEP 2: Get the nominee's contact information and resume/c.v. (if this is a “program” nomination, this should be a “summary of the program”)

STEP 3: Collect three (3) letters of support with one of the three letters from an immediate supervisor.

STEP 4: The person coordinating the nomination should gather the nomination materials then go online to submit. You must upload all of the information at the same time. This person should then submit the nomination letter, resume, and 3 letters of support online.

STEP 5: Submit the nomination by the published deadline!

Current Recipients

Past Recipients

  • 2014 | Charles Holmes-Hope

    - Northern Illinois University

  • 2015 | DuJuan Smith

    - University of Illinois at Chicago