UCR Chancellor Timothy P. White Receives President’s Award from NASPA

Western Region award recognizes efforts to advance the quality of the student experience

Chancellor Timothy White receives award from NASPA.

Chancellor Timothy P. White (third from left) receives his award at the NASPA luncheon.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – In recognition of his efforts towards improving the quality of the student experience at the University of California, Riverside, Chancellor Timothy P. White has received the 2011 President’s Award from NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Western Region during their annual awards luncheon of the 2011 NASPA Western Regional Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego on Friday, November 18, 2011.

The President’s Award is presented 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. Recipients must show evidence of direct involvement in enhancing the quality of student life on campus, active attempts to involve students and student life staff in governing the institution, and demonstrable contributions to the profession which have an impact beyond an individual campus.

The region includes California, Arizona, Hawaii as well as Australia, Guam, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

In his nomination letter, UCR Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs James W. Sandoval commended White for his role as “a leader who envisions, facilitates and champions measures that promote the highest quality academic and non-academic experiences for the entire spectrum of UC Riverside’s diverse student body.”

UCR Chancellor Timothy P. White

UCR Chancellor Timothy P. White

White has received praise for several achievements, including:

  • Showing outstanding leadership of UC Riverside, an official Hispanic Serving Institution and the most diverse campus in the state of California.
  • His ability to initiate dialogue between conflicting groups.
  • His warm and avuncular style.
  • His support for the urgent need for all young people to get an education.
  • His unwavering support of students, and the student affairs staff and programs that support them.
  • His support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as well as his participation in the “It Gets Better” campaign.
  • His willingness to go “undercover” on the television show Undercover Boss to learn more about the challenges facing the students, staff and faculty at UCR.
  • His participation in Federation for a Competitive Economy, a coalition of business and government leaders and educators.
  • His election to the NCAA Division I Board and participation in the NCAA Presidential Retreat.

In addition to the nomination by Sandoval, White received endorsements from Susan Allen Ortega, assistant vice chancellor, Student Affairs and dean of students, Stephen Lee, ASUCR president and Laurie Sinclair, ASUCR executive director, and Doris Ching, former vice president for student affairs at the University of Hawai’i.

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