The Dr. Michael Cuyjet
Outstanding Graduate Student Award

CPAK is accepting nominations for outstanding graduate students in Kentucky. The individual should be in a full-time graduate program in CSP, Higher Education Administration, or similar field. CPAK is looking for nominations for graduates who have demonstrated dedication, service and commitment to the college personnel field while achieving their academic goals. Please submit a letter to the CPAK executive council outlining why a nominee should be acknowledged as CPAK’s Outstanding Graduate Student.


The Outstanding New Professional Award

CPAK is accepting nominations for outstanding new professionals in Kentucky. The individual should be in the first three years of their professional career (post Masters). CPAK is looking for nominations for new professionals who have made significant professional contributions or achievements on a campus, or at the state or regional level. New professional nominees should demonstrate professional ethics, dedication, and commitment to the principles of the college personnel profession. Please submit a letter to the CPAK executive council outlining why a professional should be acknowledged as CPAK’s Outstanding New Professional.


The Dr. Fred Rhodes
Outstanding Service Award

CPAK is accepting nominations for outstanding college professionals in Kentucky. The individual(s) should have five or more years of experience (post Masters). CPAK is looking for nominations of outstanding professionals who have made significant professional contributions or achievements on a campus, or at the state or regional level. Nominees should demonstrate professional ethics, dedication, and commitment to the principles of the college personnel profession. Please submit a letter to the CPAK executive council outlining why a professional should be acknowledged with CPAK’s Outstanding Service Award.


 The Innovator Award

CPAK is accepting nominations for outstanding college professionals in Kentucky that have demonstrated innovation through programming, practice, or research.  Innovation is the creative use of new or adapted ideas that disrupt the status quo and quickly improve and/or create new programs and services related to strategic priorities resulting in tangible benefit to the state, campus, or community.  Please submit a letter to the CPAK executive council outlining why a professional should be acknowledged with CPAK’s Outstanding Innovator Award.