Ian Porter Tacquard—Alumni Relations and Special Events Manager
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School—San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
United States
Award Programs
Service Awards in State Government Relations

These awards honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement, quality and effectiveness of state relations on behalf of a higher education institution or state system.

The awards are sponsored by CASE, the American Association of State College and Universities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Award recipients play an active role in the annual Higher Education Government Relations Conference.

The 2013 State Government Relations Awards nominations are now closed.

Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Achievement Award

Recipients of the Swede Johnson award have demonstrated significant career accomplishment through their contributions in institutional/system state relations.

Susan Peterson2012 Winner:
Susan Peterson
Director of government relations
Kansas State University


Edwin Crawford Award for Innovation

Recipients of the Edwin Crawford award are state relations officers new to the profession (less than 10 years) who have exhibited extensive effort, initiative and innovation in achieving the legislative goals of their institution or system.

Frances Teves2012 Winner:
Frances Teves
Director of state relations and advocacy
California State University, Fullerton


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