National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

Distinguished Administrator Award

The NAKHE Distinguished Administrator Award shall be awarded to a person who, through the application of administrative/managerial skills, has made significant contributions to the profession/and or related fields, both within and beyond the higher education community, and has been a contributing member of NAKHE continuously for at least five years.

The deadline for nominations is August 1, 2024.

Qualified nominees shall have achieved at least one of the following criteria with distinction:

  1. images/admin-icon2.pngSuccessful experience as an administrator within a program of kinesiology or physical education in higher education in at least one of the following categories:
    1. Dean or Assistant/Associate Dean of a school or college where kinesiology or physical education is a unit.
    2. Chairperson of a kinesiology or physical education department in a college or university.
  2. Advancement of the goals and ideals of the profession through the application of managerial skills within other groups/organizations.
    1. Executive director/president/program leader for a kinesiology or physical education discipline-related organization/conference.
    2. Director of a regional /national/international physical education project/activity.
    3. Director of a regional /national/international physical education project/activity.
    4. Dissemination (publication, presentation, teaching) of scholarly/academic innovations concerning physical education administration, which has impacted physical education nationally.
    5. Leadership in kinesiology or physical education as a member of a governing body.
    6. Record of influence outside the higher education profession, which has served physical education as a discipline beyond the institution.

The Distinguished Administrator Award requires the nominee to submit (1) written statements outlining their achievements regarding the award criteria, (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) a letter of support from an individual currently working with the nominee addressing all the criteria for the award. After being nominated, the nominee will be emailed a link to an application form where the written statements may be submitted and the vitae and letter uploaded.

Distinguished Administrator Award Nomination Form

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