Distinguished Service Award

This meaningful recognition is bestowed on those persons who have made significant and substantial contributions to the field of institutional research, to the professional development of NEAIR colleagues and to the vitality and success of NEAIR as an organization over a period of years. The first Distinguished Service Award was awarded at the 1998 annual conference in Philadelphia. The award is honorary and is presented during the annual meeting of the Association.


The criteria for the award include:

1. Candidate should have been an active member of NEAIR for 10 or more years, not necessarily continuously.

2. "Significant and substantial contributions" may include, but are not limited to: NEAIR Steering Committee membership, elected office, and other governance appointments (e.g. committee, task force and/or advisory group service); regular paper and/or panel presentations at the NEAIR annual meeting; author and/or editor responsibilities for NEAIR publications; and significant involvement in mentorship/collegial activities.

All nominations are due to the president by February 1st. Awardees are recognized at the annual conference with an engraved gift and are given a lifetime membership in the Association. 

Please use the site search function to find information needed for completing the award application.  Should you require additional information about membership or leadership status, you may contact NEAIR

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