CEP Awards21

CEP Founders’ Service Award 

About the Award

The Founders’ Service Award will recognize sustained and long-term service to CEP. 

Nomination Evaluation Criteria

When reviewing nominations, the awards committee will make decisions based on the following preferred and demonstrated attributes:

  1. activity which supports CEP and/or fosters inclusiveness in the ASHE organization;
  2.  holding an office in CEP for several years;
  3.  writing reports for CEP;
  4.  organizing CEP events;
  5. serving on ASHE committees; and/or 
  6. facilitating inclusiveness

CEP Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship

About Dr. García

The CEP Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship is so named in honor of Dr. Mildred García, an exemplary scholar whose contributions as a leader and trailblazer in the field of higher education research continue to raise the bar for academicians and administrators, alike. Dr. García’s academic research has concentrated on equity in higher education and its impact on policy and practice. In 2008. Dr. García was recently appointed president of California State University, Dominguez Hills. She previously served as president of Berkeley College, New York and New Jersey, where she oversaw six campuses that offer two- and four-year degree programs to almost 6,000 students. She also held several positions at Arizona State University, including vice provost for academic personnel, associate vice provost for academic affairs, faculty liaison for the campus Hispanic Research Center, and professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

On May 2, 2008, California State University, Dominguez Hills held an Inauguration Ceremony for its seventh president, Dr. Mildred García. The inaugural theme "Transforming Lives: Our Heritage, Our Future" was selected to highlight the remarkable history and promising future of the university.

On July 5, 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Mildred García to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. García was one of 19 individuals from the education, business, nonprofit, philanthropic and high-tech sectors nationwide appointed to the commission, which will advise the president and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on issues related to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for Hispanics. More information is available online.

About the Award

The Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship will recognized seminal, exemplary scholarship that focuses on research and issues specifically related to underrepresented populations of color

Nomination Evaluation Criteria

When reviewing nominations, the awards committee will make decisions based on the following preferred and demonstrated attributes:
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The García Award will be presented to one junior, nontenured scholar-practitioner (e.g., visiting assistant professor, clinical assistant professor, or tenure-track faculty) and one senior practitioner-scholar (i.e., tenured associate or full professor, senior/executive administrator).

2021 Awards Timeline

  • Nominations will be open from May 3, 2021-July 1, 2021 at Noon Pacific. Due to number of submissions and the review process, no late submissions will be accepted; as such, nominators are encouraged to submit their nominations well in advance of this deadline.
  • Nominators and nominees will be informed of decisions in mid-September.
  • An announcement of recipients will be sent to the ASHE membership in late September.
  • The award will be conferred during the annual CEP business meeting, at the upcoming ASHE Annual Conference. The recipient(s) will also be recognized during the ASHE Awards Ceremony during the Annual Conference.


To submit a nomination

You'll need:
  • Name, Title, Position, Institution, Email, and Phone Number of Nominator
  • Name, Title, Position, Institution, Email, and Phone Number of Nominee
  • Founders Service Award: A letter of nomination (no more than 500 words) which speaks to the nominee’s service to CEP and highlight the nominee’s dedication and commitment, fostering of inclusiveness, length of involvement, type of activities, commitment, and/or making CEP a viable ASHE council.​
  • García Award: A letter of nomination (no more than 500 words). Relevant examples of scholarly work should also be provided with the letter. Acceptable scholarship is restricted to one journal article or one book published either the year of, or year prior, to the nomination year. For example, in the award year of 2021, 2021 and 2020 publications may be considered for the award. Letters should speak to the contribution made by the nominee’s work and how it furthers inclusiveness, and how it promotes a greater understanding of underrepresented populations of color.

Due to the increased number of nominations received in recent years, each nominee will be limited to one nomination. In the event multiple nominations are submitted, the committee chair will notify the coordinating nominators requesting they consolidate their nominations.

Award nominees (and subsequently recipients) must be current members of ASHE.

Questions about the 2021 award process can be sent to office@ashe.ws.

Awards Committee

Each year, the Council Chair appoints an awards committee, in close consultation with the Executive Committee, to solicit and accept nominations. ASHE awards committee members are not eligible to be nominated during the year in which they serve on the committee.

2021 CEP Awards Committee:
  • Raquel Rall, University of California, Riverside (Chair)
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2020 Mildred E. García Awards for Exemplary Scholarship:
Heather Shotton & Chayla Haynes Davison


Recipients

2020 CEP Award Recipients
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award -  Heather J. Shotton
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award -  Chayla Haynes Davison

2019 CEP Award Recipients
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award -  D-L Stewart
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award -  Anthony Jack

2018 CEP Award Recipients 
CEP Founders Service Award - Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award -  Jerlando F L Jackson
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award -  Gina A. Garcia

2017 CEP Award Recipients 
CEP Founders Service Award - Denise O'Neil Green
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Samuel D. Museus
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Susana M. Munoz

2016 CEP Award Recipients 
CEP Founders Service Award - Dafina-Lazarus Stewart
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Lori Patton Davis
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award - OiYan Poon

2015 CEP Award Recipients 
CEP Founders Service Award - Frankie Santos Laanan 
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Christine A. Stanley 
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Michelle M. Espino

2014 CEP Award Recipients 
CEP Founders Service Award - Mitchell J. Chang 
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Frank Tuitt 
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Judy Marquez Kiyama

2013 CEP Award Recipients 
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Daniel Solórzano 
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Julie J. Park 

2012 CEP Award Recipients 
CEP Founders Service Award - Terrell L. Strayhorn & Mildred Garcia 
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Marybeth Gasman 
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Robert T. Palmer

2011 CEP Award Recipients 
CEP Founders Service Award - Estela Bensimon 
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Mary Howard-Hamilton 
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Anne-Marie Nunez

2010 CEP Award Recipients 
CEP Founders Service Award - Kim Nehls 
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Laura Rendon and Dr. M. Christopher Brown II 
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award - J. Luke Wood

2009 CEP Award Recipients 
CEP Founders Service Award - Leonar "Len" Foster (posthumously) 
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher 
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award - William Perez

2008 CEP Award Recipients 
CEP Founder’s Service Award - Kassie Freeman 
Garcia Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award - Caroline Turner 
Garcia Junior Exemplary Scholarship Award Lori Patton

2007 Inaugural CEP Award Recipients 
CEP Founder’s Service Award - Berta Vigil Laden (posthumously) and Bonita Butner 
CEP Mildred Garcia Award for Exemplary Scholarship - Sylvia Hurtado and Joy Ann Williamson


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