Outstanding Administrator Award

2023 - No Recipient


The purpose of the Advancing Family Science Section’s Outstanding Administrator Award is to recognize members who make a positive impact on Family Science programs as an administrator (e.g., department chair, dean, provost, president). This award will be given annually.


A plaque will be awarded and recognition given at the Advancing Family Science annual section meeting at the NCFR conference.


  • must be employed as an administrator (e.g., department chair, dean, provost, president) in higher education for at least five years.
  • must outline and illustrate evidence of effective administrative leadership (e.g., accessibility, communication, advocacy)
  • must be able to articulate how the discipline of Family Science has advanced (e.g., resources, visibility) through their administrative leadership
  • must receive at least two letters of support offering evidence of effective administrative leadership, particularly as related to advancing Family Science
  • must be NCFR and Advancing Family Science section members

Nomination/application process

  • Applicants can be nominated by colleagues or self-nominated
  • Applicants must provide at least 2 letters of support (e.g., supervisor, employee) that provide evidence of the applicant’s leadership/administrative skills and contributions to the discipline of Family Science
  • Applicants must provide updated vitae or resume
  • Nominations should address how applicant's work meets the criteria of the award


May 1: Application deadline. Send completed applications to Membership.

August 31: The recipient is notified by this date