Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean*

Supporting the Profession VP for Student Affairs
Application Deadline: October 29, 2020 | Award Type: national

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.

2020 Current Recipients

Award Criteria

Required

  • Serves as home institution’s Chief Student Affairs Officer
  • Seen as collaborative, effective, and inspirational by a range of campus constituencies
  • Strategic and innovative in providing programs and services to students
  • High level of competency in developing staff
  • Active individual NASPA membership

Preferred

  • Exemplary managerial and administrative skills
  • Extended length of service to the student affairs profession and as a Chief Student Affairs Officer
  • Leadership in greater campus and community affairs
  • Significant contributions to literature about student affairs and higher education
  • Significant contributions to professional associations

Past Recipients

2019 | Berenecea Johnson Eanes
2018 | Linda Clement
2018 | Cedric B. Howard
2017 | Frank P. Ardaiolo
2017 | Henry Gee
2016 | Tom Dougan
2015 | Ellen Neufeldt 
2015 | Prakash Mathew
2014 | Karin Edwards
2014 | Raymond Heath
2013 | Raymound Franco
2013 | Patricia A. Whitely
2012 | Gage Paine
2011 | Dennis A. Pruitt 
2010 | Barbara Synder
2009 | Zenobia Lawrence Hikes*
2008 | Michael L. Jackson
2007 | Keith Miser 
2006 | Larry D. Roper
2005 | Richard McKaig 
2004 | Johnetta Cross Brazzell

1985 | John D. Jones
2003 | J. Malon Southerland
2002 | Thomas Miller
2001 | Judith M. Chambers
2000 | James C. Hurst
1999 | Lyle Gohn
1998 | Gary Widmar
1997 | William R. Butler
1996 | Linda L. Dayton
1995 | Anne E. Golseth
1994 | Carol A. Wiggins
1993 | Alice R. Manicur
1992 | Donald Adams
1991 | John J. Koldus
1990 | Carl E. Anderson
1990 | Arthur Sandeen
1989 | Jo Anee J. Trow
1989| Glen T. Nygreen
1988 | James W. Lyons
1987 | James Rhatigan
1986 | William L. "Bud" Thomas
1985 | Thomas Edwards

1985 | John D. Jones
1984 | Banks C. Talley
1984 | John W. Truitt
1983 | Robert Etheridge
1982 | Howard Crosby
1982 | Lyle Edmison
1981 | David L. Harris
1980 | Byron Atkinson
1980 | Robert W. Chick
1979 | Everett M. Chandler
1978 | John L. Blackburn
1976 | Thomas B. Dutton
1974 | Jean B. Walton
1973 | Robert H. Shaffer
1972 | Arleigh Williams
1971 | William Tate
1970 | Armour J. Blackburn
1970 | John U. Monro
1968 | Fred H. Turner
1966 | William H. Cowley
1966 | Esther M. Lloyd Jones