2015-03-11

Region VI Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award

The Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award honors a member with at least five (5) years of experience as a full-time in student affairs professional who has made significant contributions to their campus, the profession, and NASPA. Nominees must also demonstrate expertise in creating campus environments that promote student learning and development, and have 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.

Award Criteria:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a full-time student affairs professional at an institution of higher education within Region VI

  • Demonstrated expertise in creating campus environments that promote student learning and development

  • 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

  • Active individual NASPA membership and volunteer service to NASPA via leadership roles at the state, regional, national, and/or international level

  • Outstanding individual contributions in innovative and responsive services and/or programs that address the varied and emerging needs of students (preferred)

  • Current employment at an institution of higher education within Region VI


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 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 | Laura Igram-Edwards

    - Biola University

  • 2015 | Elizabeth Zavala

    - California State University, Fullerton

  • 2014 | Chris Hutchinson

    - Chapman University

  • 2013 | Ginger Reyes

    - University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

  • 2012 | Joy Hoffman

    - Whittier College

  • 2011 | Serjio Acevedo

    - University of the Pacific

  • 2010 | Faraah Mullings

    - Mount St. Mary’s College

  • 2009 | César Figueroa

    - University of California, San Diego

  • 2008 | Christine Quemuel

    - University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

  • 2007 | Mylon Kirksy

    - University of the Pacific

  • 2006 | Cedric Hackett

    - Santa Monica College and California State University, Northridge

  • 2004 | Kenneth Kelly

    - California State University, Long Beach