2015-03-11

Region VI Innovative Program Award

The Innovative Program Award is presented to an institution and/or group of individual(s) that has implemented an innovative program that furthers the growth of students, results in improved service to students, and/or enhances life on campus. The program must have been in practice for a minimum of three (3) years, address a demonstrated need on campus, and contain an evaluation component. The award recipient(s) will have the opportunity to present an invited session highlighting the innovative program at the NASPA Western Regional Conference.

Award Criteria:

  • Program furthers the growth of students, results in improved service to students, and/or enhances life on campus

  • Program must have been in practice for a minimum of three (3) years at an institution of higher education within NASPA Region VI, address a demonstrated need on campus, and contain an evaluation component

  • Preference will be given to programs that involve collaboration, demonstrative financial creativity or cost effectiveness, and can be adapted to other colleges/universities


Award Information

Deadline: Jul. 06, 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 or endorsement.

  • 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 |

    “Counselor-in-Residence Program” - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2015 |

    “New Narratives” - University of California, Irvine

  • 2013 |

    “Men of Strength Program” - University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

  • 2012 |

    “Kokua a Puni” - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2011 |

    “Sexual Violence Prevention Project” - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2010 |

    “Pacific One Word Project” - University of the Pacific

  • 2009 |

    "Bruin Leaders Project" - University of California, Los Angeles

  • 2008 |

    "EMBRACE Program" - California State University, Fullerton

  • 2007 |

    "Express to Success Programs" - University of California, San Diego

  • 2006 |

    "Bridge to Hope" - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2005 |

    "Black Male Symposium" - University of the Pacific

  • 2004 |

    "Alcohol EDU" - Concordia University

  • 2003 |

    "Office for Parent Programs" - University of Southern California

  • 2002 |

    "Praxis" - Santa Clara University

  • 2001 |

    "Caltech Freshman Summer Institute" - California Institute of Technology

  • 2001 |

    “Disabled Student Resource Office” - PIMA County Community College District

  • 2000 |

    "Your Portfolio" - University of Southern California

  • 1999 |

    "Building Academic Community" - University of Arizona

  • 1998 |

    "Protégé Program" - California State University, Long Beach

  • 1997 |

    "Staff Development Diversity Series" - University of California, Irvine