Region VI President's Award

Region VI
Application Deadline: September 8, 2024 | Award Type: regional

The President’s Award is a special recognition given to a college or university President or Chancellor who has, over a sustained period of time, advanced the quality of student life on their campus by supporting student affairs staff and initiatives. Nominees must demonstrate evidence of direct involvement in enhancing the quality of student life on campus, active attempts to involve students and student life staff in governance at the institution, and significant contributions to the profession which have an impact beyond an individual campus.

Recipient will receive a one year complimentary NASPA membership at the NASPA Member Institutional rate.


  • Recognized by all constituencies, particularly by students and student affairs professionals, as having special interest in student life for a significant period of time

  • Consistently provides support for student affairs staff and initiatives

  • Active institutional NASPA membership

  • Current employment as a President or Chancellor at an institution with an institutional NASPA membership in NASPA Region VI 


  • Record of publications, speeches, and remarks that recognize the value and importance of student life


Questions? Contact Lexer Chou, Nominations and Awards Chair, at [email protected].

Presented By

Region VI

Nomination Guidelines

Nominating someone is easy! One person should coordinate the submission and follow these steps.

  • STEP 1: Write a letter of nomination
  • STEP 2: Collect two (2) 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? Contact Lexer Chou, Nominations and Awards Chair, at [email protected].

Past Recipients - Region VI President's Award

2023 - Dr. Angelica Loera Suarez, Orange Coast College

2021 - President Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College

2019 – Jane Close Conoley, California State University, Long Beach

2018 – Judy Sakaki, Sonoma State University

2017 – Robert Nelsen

2016 – Mildred Garcia, California State University, Fullerton

2015 – Leslie Wong, San Francisco State University

2014 – No Nomination/No Candidate Selected

2013 – J. Michael Ortiz, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

2012 – Sharon D. Herzberger, Whittier College

2011 – Timothy P. White, University of California, Riverside

2010 – Horace Mitchell, California State University, Bakersfield

2009 – No Nomination/No Candidate Selected

2008 – Richard Rush, California State University, Channel Islands

2007 – No Nomination/No Candidate Selected

2006 – No Nomination/No Candidate Selected