AVP/Senior-Level Student Affairs Professional Award

Supporting the Profession AVP or "Number Two"
Award Type: national

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. View rubric.

The 2025 AVP/Senior-Level Student Affairs Professional Award is accepting nominations from July 31, 2024 through October 9, 2024.


2024 Current Recipient

Award Criteria

  • 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’s volunteer ranks

Past Recipients