2022 Award Nominations

CPAK is accepting nominations for the 2022 CPAK awards. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2022. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2023 CPAK Annual Conference, April 17, 2022, at the University of Kentucky.

  • The Dr. Michael Cuyjet Outstanding Graduate Student Award – To be eligible for this award, nominees should be in graduate program in CSP, Higher Education Administration, or similar field. The award is given to the nominee(s) who has demonstrated dedication, service and commitment to the college personnel field while achieving their academic goals.

  • The Outstanding New Professional Award – To be eligible for this award, nominees should be in the first three years of their professional career and have made significant professional contributions or achievements on a campus, or at the state or regional level. The award is given to the nominee(s) who demonstrates professional ethics, dedication, and commitment to the principles of the college personnel profession.

  • The Dr. Fred Rhodes Outstanding Service Award – To be eligible for this award, nominees should have five or more years of professional experience and have made significant professional contributions or achievements on a campus, or at the state or regional level. The award is given to the nominee(s) who demonstrates professional ethics, dedication, and commitment to the principles of the college personnel profession.

  • The Innovator Award – To be eligible for this award, nominees must 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.