The NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) Region III has selected Georgia Southern University President Kyle Marrero and Leadership and Community Engagement Director Jodi Kennedy for two of its organizational awards.
Marrero was selected for the NASPA Region III President’s Award, which recognizes a university president that consistently provides support for student affairs staff and initiatives and advances the quality of student life on campus. Additionally, the award recipient must be recognized by all constituencies, particularly by students and student affairs professionals, as having special interest in student life for a significant period of time.
Kennedy received the James E. Scott Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award, which recognizes mid-level, senior-level or associate vice president-level student affairs professionals who develop programs that address student needs and create a campus environment that promotes student learning and development.
Kennedy and Marrero will be recognized at the NASPA Region III Symposium in Orlando, Florida, in June.
NASPA Region III encompasses the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia; the Central American country of Mexico; the Caribbean Islands of the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago; the Bermuda Islands; the African countries of Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa; the Eastern European country of Bulgaria; the Middle Eastern countries of Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates; and the East Asian countries of Taiwan and Japan.