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Dean Gonzalez Awarded the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Dean

November 07, 2016

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On Friday, November 11, Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez was recognized at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Western Regional Conference Awards Luncheon with the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Dean. This honor is conferred on a professional who has served as a senior student affairs officer for more than 15 years and has made exemplary contributions to the student affairs profession.

A 20-year veteran in higher education administration, Gonzalez oversees 15 offices at Lewis & Clark that range from Housing to Athletics.  

Gonzalez received her BA at Loyola Marymount University and her PhD from Claremont Graduate University. She has led a variety of student-life efforts, including residential life functions at Semester at Sea; student activities, crisis management, and admissions at the University of California at Irvine; and management of cultural centers at the University of Illinois.

Gonzalez received the Pillars of the Profession Award in 2015 from NASPA. This honor recognizes individuals of sustained professional distinction in the higher education field for extraordinary service and significant lifetime contributions.

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Since 1919, the association has provided high-quality professional development, advocacy, and research for 15,000 members in 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. territories.