Each year, the NASPA Foundation recognizes a series of distinguished individuals who have served as leaders, teachers, and scholars in student affairs and higher education. The Pillar of the Profession Award honors members of the profession who have provided significant service to NASPA through regional and/or national leadership role, created a lasting impact on the institutions and organizations at which they have worked, leaving a legacy of extraordinary service recognized by a cross-section of stakeholders, and demonstrated sustained, lifetime professional distinction in the field of student affairs and/or higher education. Each individual is nominated and supported for designation as a Pillar by colleagues, students, friends, or others who find them deserving of this honor.
Vice President for Student Affairs, St. John's University
"Dr. Hutchinson’s career has been marked by a constant focus on the wellness and wellbeing of students."
– Dr. Patricia A. Whitely, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Miami
Specialist Faculty Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, University of Hawai'i West O'ahu
“He teaches, counsels, mentors, shapes and advises students toward their advance degrees. He does so with passion, expertise, firmness, kindness, and integrity. Dr. Javinar is the epitome of the scholar practitioner.”
– Lori M. Ideta, Interim Vice Chancellor for Students, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
If selected as a Pillar, the nominator and an assigned Foundation Board member will raise $3,500 in the name of the individual being nominated to further research and scholarship in student affairs. If you are in a position to consider, a gift to the NASPA Foundation in honor of a 2020 Pillar of the Profession will empower new outreach and expanded opportunities to support the field as we navigate unprecedented times in higher ed.