2015-03-11

Region VI Distinguished Service to the Profession

The Distinguished Service to the Profession Award is presented to a NASPA member who has, over an extended period of time, demonstrated outstanding contributions to higher education and the student affairs profession. Nominees must show evidence of exemplary service to an institution of higher education, to NASPA, and to the field of student affairs, as well as the successful implementation of model innovations in student affairs and a record of service as a mentor for students and professionals.

Award Criteria:

  • Outstanding contributions to higher education and the student affairs profession over an extended period of time

  • Outstanding service to an institution of higher education

  • Outstanding service to NASPA at the state, regional, national, and/or international level

  • Successful implementation of model innovations in the field of student affairs

  • Exemplary record of service as a mentor for students and professionals.

  • Active individual NASPA membership

  • Current employment at, or recently retired from, an institution of higher education in NASPA Region VI


Award Information

Deadline: Jul. 27, 2018

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Nominating someone is easy! One person should coordinate the submission and follow these steps.

  • STEP 1: Write a letter of nomination

  • STEP 2: Collect three (3) letters of support and a copy of the nominee’s resume.

  • STEP 3: 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, letters of support online.

  • STEP 4: Submit the nomination by the published deadline!

Questions? Sherry Mallory, Nominations and Awards Co-Chair, at [email protected].


Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2016 | Harry Le Grande

    - University of California, Berkeley

  • 2015 | Kandy Mink Salas

    - Azusa Pacific University

  • 2014 | Jennifer Miller

    - California State University, Channel Islands

  • 2013 | Debbie Kushibab

    - Estrella Mountain Community College

  • 2008 | James R. Kitchen

    - San Diego State University

  • 2007 | Sharyn Slavin Miller

    - Azusa Pacific University

  • 2006 | Ronni Sanlo

    - University of California, Los Angeles

  • 2005 | Randy Lewis

    - University of California, Irvine

  • 2004 | Janet Gong

    - University of California, Davis

  • 2003 | Lynne McVeigh

    - California State University, Fullerton

  • 2001 | Michael Rooney

    - Maricopa Community College

  • 2000 | Elizabeth Griego

    - Western Association of Schools and Colleges

  • 1997 | Kathryn Goddard

    - California State University, Long Beach

  • 1996 | Daryl G. Smith

    - Claremont Graduate University