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William W. Goding Award for Exceptional Service

The William W. Goding Award for Exceptional Service, formerly the CAAHEP Award for Exceptional Service, is the highest honor awarded by CAAHEP. It is reserved for those who are or have been Commissioners, recognizing an individual who has served the Commission in word and deed, i.e., has spoken with conviction about the work of the Commission, advanced its purposes, and actively participated in the Commission’s activities at a high level for a sustained period of time. The recipient is someone who is respected by other Commissioners, but is not currently a Board member. The Award was renamed the William W. Goding Award for Exceptional Service in 2016, following the loss of long-time CAAHEP supporter William W. Goding. Bill Goding was the long standing Standards Committee Chair, served as Executive Director of two of CAAHEP's Committees on Accreditation, and was a contract employee for a third CoA. Bill was also a Commissioner and served on the CAAHEP Board of Directors.
 
The criteria for the award are as follows:
  • Advancing CAAHEP’s mission and goals
  • Assuming leadership responsibilities within CAAHEP (e.g., chairing committees and task forces, serving as an officer, assuming responsibility for CAAHEP special programs, etc.)
  • Exhibiting notable participation in one or more CAAHEP activities and/or programs
  • Advancing ideas and/or new strategies to benefit the organization
 
Nomination: Any Commissioner may nominate someone to be considered for this award. Written nominations must address each of the criteria, and letters of recommendation may be included but are not required. Nominations are open each February and are due in March. 

Selection: The President and three of the longest-serving members of the Board of Directors serve as the Award Selection Committee. The Committee reviews nominations and selects no more than two to be submitted to the full Board of Directors on a ballot. Each member of the Board has one vote and the nominee receiving the majority of votes receives the award.
 
Award Presentation: The William W. Goding Exceptional Service Award is presented at CAAHEP’s Annual Meeting. The recipient is invited to attend the Annual Meeting as CAAHEP’s guest.

 
Previous Award Winners:2017 Award Recipient J Anderson Warwick with T Skalko and J Long-Goding
2017 Jennifer Anderson Warwick
2016 Calvin Harris
2015 James Atkins and Marjorie Reif
2014 Judy Jondahl
2013 M. LaCheeta McPherson
2012 Nancy J. Smith
2011 William Horgan
2010 Lindsey Rettie
2009 Sondra Flemming
2008 Janet Ghigo
2007 Stanton P. Nolan
2006 Larry Leverenz
2005 Kirby Cox
2004 William Teutsch
2003 John Trufant
2002 William Goding
2001 Leslie Ellwood