Dr. Edward H. Hammond, president of Fort Hays State University, was selected by the NASPA Board of Directors as the recipient of the 2013 NASPA President’s Award for his ability to advance the quality of student life on campus and his exemplary support of student affairs professionals at his university.
Dr. Hammond will receive the award in March during the 2013 NASPA Annual Conference awards ceremony in Orlando.
During his 25-plus years as FHSU president, Dr. Hammond has:
· Increased enrollment to more than 13,200 students in three modalities — on-campus, Virtual College and China — despite a decreasing population in the university’s primary service area;
· Launched annual Student Recognition Programs to award scholarships to academically outstanding high school seniors in Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska;
· Established private scholarships for African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American students;
· Developed a mobile learning and living environment that includes wireless connectivity throughout the FHSU campus;
· Created the Western Kansas Policy Development Board and the Western Kansas Educational Compact; and
· Increased the FHSU Foundation’s assets from $8.2 million to more than $50 million in the past 20 years.
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (www.naspa.org) 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. T