Sherry Mallory, associate dean of students at Western Washington University, has been named the 2010 NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Region V recipient of the Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service. Award recipients are evaluated on the basis of their continuous service to NASPA for ten years or more, evidence of significant state or regional leadership, and evidence of ongoing support for and significant contribution to the advancement of NASPA. The regional award winners will now be considered for the national prize, to be given at NASPA’s annual conference in Philadelphia in March 2011.
Mallory has been active in NASPA since 1995, offering dozens of presentations at regional and national meetings, serving on editorial review committees, and serving as the public policy chair on the NASPA national board of directors for two years. Some highlights of her nomination letters from colleagues around the country include “Sherry Mallory is one who, in my opinion, truly understands the concept of leadership with integrity”; “I have worked with Sherry in a variety of NASPA endeavors over the years and have always found her to be a colleague of the highest integrity and someone who has consistently provided NASPA with the highest quality support and services;” and “Dr. Mallory’s commitment to the profession, and the preparation of future student affairs leaders, is unwavering.”
Mallory has been at Western since 2005, first as special assistant to the vice president for student affairs and academic support services, and as associate dean of students since 2009. Additionally, she has taught for Western’s master’s program in Student Affairs Administration, where she is responsible for the capstone course, “Current Issues in Student Affairs/Higher Education.”
NASPA is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice, and affirms the commitment of the student affairs profession to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. With more than 11,000 members at 1,400 campuses, and representing 29 countries, NASPA is the foremost professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty and graduate and undergraduate students. NASPA members are committed to serving college students by embracing the core values of diversity, learning, integrity, collaboration, access, service, fellowship and the spirit of inquiry. Region V comprises Utah, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Washington, Alberta and British Columbia.