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.


Call for Nominations

To submit a nomiation you will need:

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

  • Name, Title, Position, Instituion, Email, and Phone Number of Nominee

  • A nomination letter (up to 500 words), including an explanation of 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. 

  • The nominee's CV.


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