Student Life Vice President Elizabeth Griego was selected to receive the 2013 Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA, the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals. The award recognizes her exemplary leadership and service to the association, and will be presented during an awards ceremony at the association's annual conference in March.

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Vice President Elizabeth Griego receives Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA

The National Organization for Student Affairs Profesionals recognizes Griego's exemplary leadership and service to the association, including serving as NASPA President.
Jan 29, 2013

Pacific Vice President for Student Life Elizabeth Griego was selected by the NASPA Board of Directors as the recipient of the 2013 Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA honoring her for exemplary leadership and service to the association. Dr. Griego will be recognized during the 2013 NASPA Annual Conference Awards ceremony in March in Orlando, Florida.

"Dr. Elizabeth Griego exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding leader in higher education. Her life's work has been dedicated to supporting excellence in higher education and a strong commitment social justice and success for the thousands of college students with whom she has worked," said NASPA President Kevin Kruger. "Her work as a leader within NASPA has been extraordinary. She has served in a wide range of leadership roles with distinction, including NASPA President. She provided critical leadership during a critical period in NASPA's history, while continuing to focus on NASPA's achieving excellence in its programs and initiatives. The student affairs profession owes her a great debt for stewardship of that process and her extraordinary leadership," he said.  

The association also cited her unwavering guidance and mentorship to student affairs practitioners and graduate students, cultivating competent, accountable, and thoughtful pioneers.  

"Elizabeth's investment in the profession is clear in her cultivation of and commitment to the development of future student affairs educators," said Pacific Dean of Students Joanna Royce-Davis. "This investment is apparent in her visible support of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program and her broad impact on professional preparation."

The Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA is named in honor of one of NASPA's most distinguished past presidents (1958-59) and former senior student affairs officer at the University of Illinois. This award honors NASPA members who have demonstrated continuous NASPA membership for 10 or more years, and who have served in a leadership role at the state, regional, or national level of NASPA.

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education ( is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Founded in 1919, NASPA comprises more than 13,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories.  

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