Region VI Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean/Vice President

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

The Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean/Vice President, named in honor of NASPA’s founding Chair of the Board of Directors (1919-1920), is presented to a Dean/Vice President who has demonstrated sustained professional achievement in student affairs work, innovative response in meeting students' needs, effectiveness in developing staff, and leadership in campus affairs. Nominees must also have earned stature among and the support of students, faculty, and fellow administrators on campus, sustained professional service and leadership within NASPA, and significant contributions to the field through publications or involvement in professional associations. 

Award Criteria:

  •        Viewed as collaborative, effective, and inspirational by a range of campus constituencies
  •        Strategic and innovative in providing programs and services to students
  •        High level of effectiveness in developing staff
  •        Sustained professional service and leadership within NASPA
  •        Exemplary managerial and administrative skills
  •        Leadership in greater campus and community affairs
  •        Significant contributions to the field through publications and/or professional associations
  •        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 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? Christine Quemuel, Nominations and Awards Chair, at

Past Recipients - Region VI Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean/Vice President

2019 – Lorena Checa, California State University, San Marcos

2019 – Harry Le Grande, California State University, Fullerton

2018 – Berenecea Johnson Eanes, California State University, Fullerton

2017 – Audrey Yamagata-Noji

2016 – Henry Gee, Rio Hondo College

2013 – Lori M. Ideta, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

2011 – Wm. Gregory Sawyer, California State University, Channel Islands

2010 – Robert L. Palmer, Jr., California State University, Fullerton

2009 – Joanna Royce-Davis, University of the Pacific

2008 – Douglas R. Freer, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

2007 – Michael Jackson, University of Southern California

2006 – Renee Barnett-Terry, University of California, San Diego

2005 – Shirley Jennings, Pima Community College

2004 – Robert J. Naples, University of California, Los Angeles

2003 – Sandra Hubler, Menlo College

2002 – Edward Shenk, Napa Valley Community College

2001 – Loydene Keith, California State University, Fullerton

2000 – Judith Chamber, University of the Pacific

1999 – Lois Bartholomew, Chandler-Gilbert Community College

1998 – Alan Yang, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

1997 – Sally Peterson, University of California, Irvine