The Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize and honor an individual who has made significant contributions within the major focus areas of the Commission. The recipient of this award shall demonstrate sustained accomplishments in one or more of the following:
Each year, the Commission requests nominations for the award from all APLU member institutions. Nominations are usually requested around October 1 of each year.
The CADE Distinguished Service Award will be presented during the APLU Annual Meeting in November 2015. A panel will be chosen that represents APLU institutions. This panel will select the finalist for the CADE Distinguished Service Award. The finalist will receive a plaque and will deliver the keynote at the CADE Distinguished Service Awards Luncheon.
Anyone may nominate any individual who meets the criteria for the award. Nominations are not limited to APLU members. Nominations must provide clear and compelling information about the nominee, their career, and how they have sustained accomplishments in one or more of the five areas outlined in the purpose above.
The application packet should include the nomination form (pdf version), a letter that provides clear and compelling information about the nominee, their career and how they have sustained accomplishments in one or more of the five areas outlined above and any supporting materials (i.e., news articles, program booklets, etc.)
Send electronic version to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Gregory J. Vincent, Vice President, Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin
2014 Emily Auerbach, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; W. Terrell Jones, Vice Provost, Pennsylvania State University (posthumously)
2013 M. Christopher Brown, President Alcorn State University
2012 Ricardo B. Jacquez, Dean, College of Engineering, New Mexico State University
2011 Diana Natalicio, President, University of Texas El Paso
2010 Winston C. Doby, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles
2009 Robert Corrigan, President, San Francisco State University
2008 No Recipient Awarded
2007 Ted Shaw, President, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
2006 Martin C. Jischke, President, Purdue University
2005 C. Peter Magrath, President, NASULGC
2004 Phillip E. Jones, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Iowa
2003 Njeri Nuru-Holm, Vice President for Student Affairs, Cleveland State University
2002 William E. Kirwan, President, The Ohio State University
2001 James A. Anderson, Vice President for Student Affairs, North Carolina State University
2000 Frances D. Horowitz, President, The Graduate School and University Center (CUNY)
1999 Trevor L. Chandler, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of California System