By the conferral of this award NASPA continues its traditions of both honoring prominent research and scholarship in Higher Education and Student Affairs and supporting the community colleges sector. In order to support the goals of a strong research-based practice, this annual award is presented to an individual or team who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing research and scholarship on the topic of student affairs in the community college.
- Exceptional contributions to student affairs practice in community colleges through sustained research and scholarship. (Impact of research must have implications for higher education at the national or international level)
- Outstanding individual contribution in innovative and responsive services and programs that address varied and emerging needs of student
- A minimum of five years’ experience in student affairs.
- Resume(s) or vita(e)Active individual NASPA membershipSelf Nominations will be accepted.
Winners will be notified in October and the presentation of the awards will take place at the Region IV-East Conference in November in Des Moines, Iowa. Award winners should make every attempt to attend the Region IV-East Conference.
In addition to the regional recognition that accompanies this award, the recipient will also be considered for the National NASPA Community College Professional Award.