Past Award Winners

CEO Award*
  • 1999: John D. Welty, President, California State University, Fresno
  • 2000: Robert C. Maxson, President, California State University, Long Beach
  • 2001: James R. Appleton, President, University of Redlands
  • 2002: Donald R. Nickerson - Headmaster, St. Gregory College Prep School, Tucson
  • 2002: Marvalene Hughes - President, California State University, Stanislaus
  • 2003: Clinton P. Wilkins – Head of School, Sage Hill School, Newport Coast, CA &
    James L. Doti, President, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2004: Warren J. Baker – President, California State University Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo
  • 2005: Milton A. Gordon – President, California State University, Fullerton
  • 2006: Stephen Morgan – President, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
  • 2007: Janet L. Holmgren - President, Mills College, Oakland, CA
  • 2008: Laura Skandera Trombley - President, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
  • 2009: James K. Scott - President, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI
  • 2011: Daniel Y. Habuki, President, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • 2013: Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2015: Alexander Gonzalez, President, California State University, Sacramento
  • 2017: Randy Bertin, Head of School, Besant Hill School
  • 2018: Len Jessup, president, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Tribute Award*
  • Ron Stephany, Vice President, University Relations, University of Redlands
  • Fred C. Albrecht, Executive Director of Alumni Relations, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Daniel G. Aldrich III, Assistant Chancellor, University Advancement, UC Santa Cruz
  • Merilyn Bonney, Director of Alumni Relations, University of Redlands
  • Alice B. Carpenter, Director of Major and Planned Gifts, Scripps College
  • Leo O. Case, Vice President for Planning and Development, Occidental College
  • Ray Colvig, Public Information Officer, UC Berkeley
  • Norman A. Darais, Director of Publications and Graphics, Brigham Young University
  • Barbara F. Davidson, Assistant Chancellor, UC Irvine
  • Donald V. Dotts, Alumni Director, Arizona State University
  • James Erickson, Vice President for Advancement, University of California, Merced
  • Paula Faust, Director of Development and Public Affairs, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation
  • Raymond A. Haeckel, Exec. Director, Government and Community Relations, University of Utah
  • Lee Harlan, Director of Alumni Relations, Pomona College
  • Ronald G. Hyde, Assistant Vice President for University Relations, Brigham Young University
  • Thomas F. Jordan, Former Vice President, College Relations, College of Notre Dame
  • Virginia Kelsch, Associate Vice Chancellor, University Relations, UC Davis
  • Michael J. Koll, Executive Director, California Alumni Association, UC Berkeley
  • Jack Kinney, Executive Director, UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association
  • McRay Magleby, Creative Director, Brigham Young University
  • Ed L. Masterson, Associate Vice President for University Advancement, CSU Chico
  • Richard E. Matheny, Vice Chancellor, University Relations, UC Davis
  • Howard Metzler, Associate Vice President for Development, Pomona College
  • Donald Pattison, Director of Public Affairs, Pomona College
  • Kent D. Rollins, President of the Arizona Alumni Association, University of Arizona
  • June B. Smith, Development Policy Officer, University of California Systemwide
  • William E. Stone, President, Stanford Alumni Association, Stanford University
  • Susan Clouse Dolbert, President, Arizona State University Alumni Association
  • Ron Simons Associate Vice President, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA
  • Deborah Mandabach, Public Relations Director, University of La Verne, CA
  • Pamela Hillman, Vice President for University Advancement, CSU Fullerton, CA
  • Peggy Mitchell, Director of Development and Alumni, Town School for Boys, San Francisco, C
  • Joanne Clark, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
  • James H. Moore, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Arizona Foundation
  • Peter Smits, Vice President Emeritus, California State University, Fresno
  • Kyle Button, Associate Vice President for Development, California State University, San Marcos
  • Timothy O'Malley, Vice President for University Relations, University of San Diego

Rising Star Award*
  • Michael Smart, Media Relations Manager, Brigham Young University, Utah
  • Lisa A. Lapin, Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Communications, UC Davis, California
  • Michael Remedi, Director of Development, Arizona State University, Arizona
  • Marilyn Grinsdale, Protocol and Government Relations Officer, Citrus College, Glendora, CA
  • Andre Khachtourians, Annual Giving Manager, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
  • Adam Jarman, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Andrew DiNuzzo, Major Gifts Officer, University of California, Irvine
  • Brandon Buzbee, Senior Director of Outreach and Engagement, University of California, San Diego
  • Pam Pacelli, Director of Major Gifts, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis
  • Jon McBride, Media Relations and Social Media Manager, Brigham Young University

*Titles and institutions indicate position at time of award.