Evergreen State College Administrator Art Costantino Honored by the NASPA Foundation

March 12, 2009

(Olympia, Wash.) The NASPA Foundation recently recognized Evergreen State College’s Vice President for Student Affairs Art Costantino as a Pillar of the Profession in the 2009 award ceremony in Seattle Monday.

The award recognizes professional distinction, regional and national leadership within NASPA, and extraordinary service. The acronym NASPA stands for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Costantino also was recently recognized with the Region V Fred Turner Award for Service to the Profession at the Western Regional NASPA Conference in November.  The Turner Award recognizes significant state and regional leadership, significant advancement of NASPA, and continuous service to NASPA for more than ten years.  Also in November, President Les Purce received NASPA’s Region V President’s Award for advancing the quality of student life over a sustained period of time by supporting student affairs staff and programs.

Representing over 11,000 members at 1,400 campuses in 29 countries, NASPA is a leading voice for student affairs policy and practice.  NASPA members commit to serving college students by embracing core values of diversity, learning, integrity, collaboration, access, service, fellowship, and a spirit of inquiry.

NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including positions as vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residential life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.  

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