ASHE Distinguished Service Award

Presented in recognition of exceptional commitment to the Association for the Study of Higher Education and significant contribution to its success.

2019 ASHE Distinguished Service Award
Jeffrey C. Sun, University of Louisville

"Jeff’s overall accomplishments as a higher education leader, scholar, teacher, grant administrator, and public intellectual are exceptional. Jeff has worked diligently as a member of the ASHE Executive Committee since 2014. Jeff performs his leadership and service to ASHE with humility, always asking how he can better support an organization dedicated to his passion – the conduct of scholarly inquiry and its application to the betterment of higher education and society at large."


Call for Nominations

To submit a nomination you will need the following information to complete the form:

  • Name, Title, Position, Instituion, Email, and Phone Number of Coordinating Nominator

  • Name, Title, Position, Instituion, Email, and Phone Number of Nominee
  • A nomination statement up to 500 words which explains why the nominee deserves this ASHE award. Rationale may include, but is not limited to, the nominee’s impact on higher education theorizing, research, practice, and/or ASHE as an organization.
  • Up to 5 letters of support. For upload into the nomination form, these should be combined into one document, preferably a pdf.

  • The nominee's CV.

Nominations for 2019 Awards closed on July 8 at Noon Pacific. Award recipients will be announced in late September.

Previous recipients of the ASHE Distinguished Service Award:

  • 2018 Kim Nehls
  • 2017 Kelly Ward & Lisa Wolf-Wendel
  • 2015 Marilyn J. Amey
  • 2012 Lester F. Goodchild
  • 2011 Leonard Baird
  • 2010 J. Douglas Toma
  • 2009 Amaury Nora
  • 2007 Estela Mara Bensimon
  • 2006 Laura Rendon
  • 2005 Carol Everly Floyd
  • 2004 Wynetta Lee
  • 2003 Ann E. Austin
  • 2002 Barbara K. Townsend
  • 2001 Robert O. Berdahl
  • 2000 Mildred Garcia
  • 1999 Philip G. Altbach
  • 1998 Joan S. Stark
  • 1996 Stan Carpenter & Patricia Hyer
  • 1995 Daryl Smith
  • 1993 John Smart
  • 1990 L. Jackson Newell
  • 1987 Jonathan Fife