Consider Nominating Someone for a 2018 CAL Award!

Award nominations are due November 17th, and nominations can be submitted here.

Awards that CAL Awards Annually Include:

Award for Excellence in Institutional Change

  • Recognizes group or division having collectively tackled a substantial institutional change project through the development of some new effort shown to produce exemplary results.

  • Both the challenge being addressed and the results being produced are informed by significant assessment data at the appropriate level within the institution.

  • Efforts recognized are those that can be illustrated as having embedded themselves within institutional culture so as to sustain the change and the results that have been produced.

  • Nominee must include multiple individuals from within the same institution of higher education, at least one of whom must be a current ACPA member.

Senior Level Professional Award
This award is designed to recognize the accomplishments of a senior student affairs professional who has contributed to their campus, the profession, as well as the association/CAL. Specifically nominees for this award should have:

  • Served a minimum of 10 years in the profession with progressively more responsible leadership roles.

  • Demonstrated expertise in creating a campus environment that promotes student learning and professional development

  • Outstanding individual contribution in innovative and responsive services and programs that address varied and emerging needs of students.

  • Provided significant leadership in addressing issues and making contributions to the profession, ACPA, and the Commission for Administrative Leadership.

  • Must be a current member of ACPA.

Mid-Level Professional Award

  • Demonstrated expertise in creating a campus environment that promotes student learning and professional development

  • Outstanding individual contribution in innovative and responsive services and programs that address varied and emerging needs of students

  • Significant contributions to the profession, ACPA, and the Commission for Administrative Leadership.

  • Must have at least five years as a full-time practitioner at an institution of higher education.

  • Must be a current member of ACPA.

Outstanding New Professional Award

  • May not have served more than three years in a full-time position at an institution of higher education.

  • Will be judged on contributions to ACPA and contributions to the individual's employer institution(s)

  • Has performed all aspects of their job in an exemplary manner

  • Must include a supporting letter from the immediate supervisor as part of the nomination

  • Must be a current member of ACPA.

Distinguished Service to the Commission for Administrative Leadership

  • Has served on the Commission for at least three years.

  • Has held a variety of leadership positions within the Commission.

  • Is dedicated to the mission of the Commission and goes above and beyond when working for the Commission.

  • Must be a current member of ACPA and the Commission for Administrative Leadership.

2015 CAL Award Recipients

Distinguished Service to the Commission for Administrative Leadership: W. Donald Walker, III, Towson University

Outstanding New Professional Award: April Smith, Towson University

Mid-Level Professional Award: Dr. Gabrielle St. Leger, NYIT

Senior Level Professional Award: Dr. Cissy Petty, Loyola University, New Orleans

Award for Excellence in Institutional Change: Dr. Patrick Love, NYIT

 

2014 CAL Award Recipients

Distinguished Service to the Commission for Administrative Leadership: Melinda Farmer

Outstanding New Professional Award: Richard Goldschein, Towson University

Mid-Level Professional Award: Suzanne Sullivan McGillicuddy, Fashion Institute of Technology

Senior Level Professional Award: Dr. Patricia Perillo, Virginia Tech

Award for Excellence in Institutional Change: 

 
2012
Outstanding Senior Level Professional Award: Patrick Love, Rutgers University
Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award: Melissa "Missy" Korduner, Louisiana State University
Outstanding New Professional: Benjamin Lamb, Williams College
Excellence in Institutional Change: Zav Dadabhoy, Colorado State University-Pueblo
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Jayne Brownell, Hofstra University
Chair's Award: Cynthia Fulford, Cedar Crest College

2011
Senior Level Professional Award: Laura Bayless, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Mid-Level Professional Award: Cesar Figueroa, University of California, San Diego
Excellence in Institutional Change: Evelyn "Scoobie" Woods, Northeastern State University
Distinguished Service to the Commission: LeeAnna Lamb, University of Tulsa
Chair's Award: Ashleigh Brock, College of William and Mary

2010
Outstanding New Professional: Matthew Gregory, Stony Brook University
Mid-Level Professional Award: Kevin Stensberg, Georgetown University
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Melinda Farmer, American Campus Communities
Chair's Award: Ashleigh Brock, Michigan State University

2009
Outstanding New Professional: Laura Johnson, University of Michigan
Mid-Level Professional: Ross W. Radish, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Distinguished Service to the Commission: LeAnna Lamb, Cornell College
Chair's Award: RJ Holmes, University of Tulsa

2004
Outstanding New Professional: Steve Zerwas
Outstanding New Professional: Rachael Lee Stimpson
Mid-Level Professional Award: Mariama Boney-Padilla
Chair's Award: Robin Diana

2003
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Tom Walters
Outstanding New Professional: Danielle Knabjian-Molina
Chair's Award: David Shields Jr.

2002
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Charlie Fey
Outstanding New Professional: Rachel Rumple
Mid-Level Professional Award: Jim Miner
Mid-Level Professional Award: Steve Sutton
Chair's Award: Nancy Asai

2001
Distinguished Service to the Commission Award: Robin Diana
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Bob Perkins

2000
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Darlene Biggers

1999
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Kathy Hollister
Outstanding New Professional: Meg Nowak

1998
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Tom Jackson
Outstanding New Professional: Janice Gerweck
Mid-Level Professional Award: Lee Ward

1997
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Carla Jones
Outstanding New Professional: Bill Wilson
Mid-Level Professional Award: Robin Diana

1996
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Joanne Conlon
Outstanding New Professional: Stephanie Cornelio

1995
Distinguished Service to the Commision: Sue Saunders

1994
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Charlie Fey

1993
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Tom Walters

1992
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Deborrah Hebert
Outstanding New Professional: Robin Diana
Research Award: Raechele Pope

1991
Outstanding Service Award: Jean Paratore
Outstanding New Professional: Patti Tomanio
Research Award: Susan Adams

1987
Distinguished Service to the Commission: Ted Zern
Outstanding New Professional: Philip Cortese

1984
Research Award: Donald Bentley

1982
Outstanding Service Award:Richard Fisher
Outstanding Service Award: Art Shriberg
Outstanding Service Award: Harvey Welch