Doris Michiko Ching Award for Excellence as a Student Affairs Professional*

Supporting the Profession Mid-Level Senior Level
Application Deadline: October 29, 2020 | Award Type: national

Named for a former Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Hawaii and the first woman of color and first Asian Pacific Islander to be elected Chair of the NASPA Board of Directors (1999-2000) and Chair of the NASPA Foundation Board (2002-2004), this award honors a student affairs professional at the mid-level, senior-level, or AVP-level whose outstanding commitment to the profession includes development of programs that address the needs of students, creation of a campus environment that promotes student learning and development, and support of and active engagement in NASPA.

*Previous to 2015, this award was formerly named the Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award.

2020 Current Recipient

Award Criteria

Required
  • 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
  • Record of innovative programming that has had an impact on the home campus environment in one or more functional areas of student affairs
  • Volunteer service to the association via leadership roles at the state, regional, national, or international levels
  • Active individual NASPA membership
Preferred
  • Progression from entry-level to senior-level leadership roles within NASPA’s volunteer ranks

Past Recipients

2019 | Niki Fjeldal
2018 | Naddia Cherre Palacios 
2017 | David E. Jones
2016 | Danielle Kleist
2015 | Michelle Van-Ness
2014 | Stacey Ackerlind
2013 | Juan R. Guardia

2012 | Wendy Endress
2012 | Anthony DeSantis
2011 | Bobby Kunstman 
2010 | Jesse Ketterman
2009 | Christine A. Quemuel
2008 | Cedric D. Hackett


2007 | Marlene Kowalski-Braun
2006 | Mimi Benjamin
2005 | Mari Kruger
2004 | Jill Kloppenburg Carr; Wayne Young, Jr
2003 | Les Cook; Kristen Swan
2002 | Daniel H. Stallings