2015-03-11

Region VI Sandra Kuchler Excellence in Mentoring Award

The Sandra Kuchler Excellence in Mentoring Award, named in honor of the former Dean of Students at California State University, San Marcos, recognizes a student affairs professional for their ability to significantly and consistently support the personal and professional development of others. Nominees must have a proven track record of exceptional contributions to mentoring and serving as an excellent role model. Additionally, they must possess the ability to advocate and advise on administrative, organizational and professional matters, and maintain accessibility by providing consistently open lines of communication.

Award Criteria:

  • Proven track record of exceptional contributions to mentoring and serving as an excellent role model for undergraduate and graduate students, new professionals, and others

  • The ability to advocate and advise on administrative, organizational and professional matters

  • Maintains accessibility by providing consistently open lines of communication

  • Active individual NASPA membership

  • Current employment at, or recently retired from, an institution of higher education in NASPA 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 | Denise Nakaoka

    - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2015 | Christine Quemuel

    - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2014 | Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton

    - California State University, Polytechnic University, Pomona

  • 2013 | Doris Ching

    - University of Hawaiʻi

  • 2012 | John Hoffman

    - California State University, Fullerton

  • 2011 | Kristen Hermann

    - Arizona State University

  • 2010 | Jennifer Marie Garza

    - University of California, San Diego

  • 2009 | Kandy Mink Salas

    - California State University, Fullerton

  • 2008 | Dawn R. Person

    - California State University, Fullerton

  • 2007 | George Morten

    - California State University, Channel Islands

  • 2006 | Faith Kazmi

    - Stanford University

  • 2005 | Anna Gonzalez

    - University of California, Irvine

  • 2004 | Saundra Lawson Taylor

    - University of Arizona