Region VI Distinguished Service to the Profession

Region VI
Application Deadline: August 7, 2020 | Award Type: regional

The Distinguished Service to the Profession Award is presented to a NASPA member who has, over an extended period of time, demonstrated outstanding contributions to higher education and the student affairs profession. Nominees must show evidence of exemplary service to an institution of higher education, to NASPA, and to the field of student affairs, as well as the successful implementation of model innovations in student affairs and a record of service as a mentor for students and professionals.

Award Criteria:

  •        Outstanding contributions to higher education and the student affairs profession over an extended period of time
  •        Exemplary service to an institution of higher education
  •        Outstanding service to NASPA at the state, regional, national, and/or international level
  •        Successful implementation of model innovations in the field of student affairs
  •        Demonstrated record of service as a mentor for students and student affairs professionals.
  •        Active individual NASPA membership
  •        Current employment at, or recently retired from, an institution of higher education in NASPA Region VI

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 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? Christine Quemuel, Nominations and Awards Chair, at quemuel@hawaii.edu.

Past Recipients - Region VI Distinguished Service to the Profession

2019 – Robert Naples, University of California, Los Angeles

2018 – Lori M. Ideta, Unviersity of Hawai’i at Manoa

2017 – Wm. Gregory Sawyer

2016 – Harry Le Grande, University of California, Berkeley

2015 – Kandy Mink Salas, Azusa Pacific University

2014 – Jennifer Miller, California State University, Channel Islands

2013 – Debbie Kushibab, Estrella Mountain Community College

2008 – James R. Kitchen, San Diego State University

2007 – Sharyn Slavin Miller, Azusa Pacific University

2006 – Ronnie Sanlo, University of California, Los Angeles

2005 – Randy Lewis, University of California, Irvine

2004 – Janet Gong, University of California, Davis

2003 – Lynne McVeigh, California State University, Fullerton

2001 – Michael Rooney, Maricopa Community College

2000 – Elizabeth Griego, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

1997 – Kathryn Goddard, California State University, Long Beach

1996 – Daryl G. Smith, Claremont Graduate University