CASE District VII annually recognizes excellence of members within in the district. Winners are announced here each spring, and recipients receive certificates and trophies at the annual District VII conference. The submission period for the 2019 CASE District VII Awards of Excellence is now closed.

See the complete listing of 2018 Awards of Excellence winners.

We are pleased to announce the 2018 honorees for the People Awards, recognized at Connect West 2018 in San Francisco. 

2018 Tribute Award

2018 Chief Executive Officer Leadership honoree

2018 Rising Star

Tim O'Malley Timothy O'Malley 
Vice President for University Relations, University of San Diego
Len JessupLen Jessup
President, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jon McBrideJon McBride
Media Relations and Social Media Manager, Brigham Young University
  • The Awards of Excellence showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services, special events and outstanding communications. Experts from all disciplines throughout the district judge the entries in more than 60 categories and select the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners for each category.
  • Grand Gold awards are presented to truly exemplary Awards of Excellence submissions. The gold Awards of Excellence within each specific category (e.g. fundraising, publications, writing) are judged a second time - against the other golds in that category. Grand Gold designations are awarded to submissions that stand out to the judges as truly innovative or best in that category. Grand Gold winners may not be selected for every category.

The district also recognizes outstanding individual contributions and achievements through our People Awards programs. Nominations are received from CASE members representing universities, colleges, independent schools and community colleges for the following:

People Award winners are also recognized at a special awards luncheon during our annual District VII conference.

CASE district award seals are available to download in several graphic options, including PNG, PDF, and EPS file formats.

Visit the Past Award Winners page to see a list of past CEO, Tribute and Rising Star award winners.