This award, named for NASPA’s founding Chair of the Board of Directors (1919-1920) and former dean of men at the University of Wisconsin, is presented to a Dean* who has demonstrated sustained professional achievement in student affairs work, innovative response in meeting students' varied and emerging needs, effectiveness in developing staff, and leadership in community and college or university affairs. The award recipient must also have earned stature among and support of students, faculty, and fellow administrators on campus, and made significant contributions to the field through publications or involvement in professional associations.
*Dean refers to any title that denotes the lead student affairs officer on campus.
Nominations have closed for the 2024 Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean. The application for 2025 will open in August 2024.