AVP/Senior-Level Student Affairs Professional Award

This award honors a student affairs professional at the AVP or senior-level whose outstanding commitment to the profession includes development of programs that address the needs of students, creation of a campus environment that promotes student learning and development, and support of and active engagement in NASPA.

NASPA Annual Awards

Award Information

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2019

Any NASPA member may nominate an individual for this award. 

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Below are the criteria that the Selections and Awards Committee of the NASPA Board of Directors will use to evaluate the nominees. Bolded bullets are required, while non-bolded bullets are preferred.

  • Professional responsibility for the direction and oversight of two or more student affairs functional areas, and/or three or more professional staff members
  • Record of innovative programming that has had an impact on the home campus environment in more than one functional area of student affairs
  • Volunteer service to the association via leadership roles at the state, regional, national, or international levels
  • At least ten years of service to the student affairs profession or relevant functional area
  • Reports to the deputy or most senior student affairs officer on campus and is not the Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Active individual NASPA membership
  • Progression from entry-level to senior-level leadership roles within NASPA‚Äôs volunteer ranks

Current Recipients

Past Recipients

  • 2018 | Jerry Brewer

    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Academic Support - University of South Carolina

  • 2017 | Melinda Stoops

    Associate Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students - Framingham State University