By Guest Blogger: Barbara Snyder, Vice President for Student Affairs
President David W. Pershing has been selected to receive the 2014 President’s Award from Region V of the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators (NASPA). NASPA is the leading association for Student Affairs administration with over 13,000 individual members and 2,100 member colleges and universities from around the world. Region V includes the states of Utah, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Alberta and British Columbia.
The President’s Award is a special recognition given to a college or university president who has, over a sustained period of time, advanced the quality of student life on campus by supporting student affairs staff and programs. In his nomination materials, President Pershing was cited for his unwavering commitment to students at the University of Utah, where he has served for over 35 years. He will receive the award at the NASPA Western Regional conference in Anaheim, California on November 11, 2014.