Edwin Crawford Award for Innovation
The Edwin Crawford Award for Innovation recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement, quality and effectiveness of state relations on behalf of a higher education institution or system. Recipients are relatively new to the profession and have shown great effort, initiative and innovation in achieving the legislative goals of their institution or system.
The award is named in honor of the late Edwin Crawford, who exemplified excellence in state relations and public affairs during more than 40 years in state government relations at Auburn University, the University of Virginia, the Ohio State University and the University of California System.
The award recipient receives a crystal award at the annual Higher Education Government Relations Conference.