CASE District VII annually recognizes excellence in the District. 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 70 categories and select the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners for each category. View the list of 2015 Awards of Excellence Winners.

During biennial conference years (odd years), the District also recognizes outstanding individual achievement with the Chief Executive Officer Leadership Award, the Tribute Award, and the Rising Star Award. Nominations are received from CASE members representing universities, colleges, independent schools and community colleges.

The 2015 honored professionals are:

  • Chief Executive Officer Leadership Award: Alexander Gonzalez, California State University, Sacramento
  • Tribute Award: Peter Smits, California State University, Fresno, retired
  • Rising Star Award: Brandon Buzbee, University of California, San Diego

Awards Ceremony

We will celebrate the achievements and work of all of the award winners at the Awards Luncheon during the CASE District VII Conference on Friday, March 6. If you are not attending the entire conference, you may purchase tickets to the Awards Luncheon for $50 per person. This is also a great opportunity to thank staff members who collaborated with you who may not be attending the conference.

CASE Members: Purchase tickets to the Awards Luncheon online.

CASE Non-members: Call the CASE Member Support Center at 202-328-2273, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, and explain that you would like to register for District VII awards luncheon only.

For questions or more information, please contact the Awards of Excellence Co-Chairs.

Program Awards:

Mike Bergler

Individual Awards (CEO, Tribute, Rising Star):

Nancy Treser-Osgood