Edward M. McAleer Jr. Excellence & Innovation Awards

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Edward M. McAleer Jr.


The Commission on the Extended University is pleased to announce the inaugural Edward M. McAleer Jr., Excellence and Innovation Awards, which recognize the outstanding contributions of students, alumni, faculty, and staff in support of extended education.

Nominees are recognized for demonstrating a passion for making new ideas work with excellence by successfully creating new models and pathways; new partnerships and collaborations, and creating new ways in which the California State University (CSU), Extended Education expands options and access for students, which strengthens the mission of the CSU. Ideal candidates for awards are individuals who envision and execute innovative ideas utilizing exceptional standards. 

Individuals can be recognized in one of three award categories: 

  1. The Edward M. McAleer Jr., Innovation and Excellence Award for Administrators/Staff

  2. Chancellor's Award for Faculty Innovation and Excellence

  3. Chancellor's Award for Student/Alumni/Faculty Innovation