Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Achievement Award
The Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Achievement Award recognizes 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. Recipients have primary long-term responsibility for state relations at their institution or system and have a proven track record of accomplishment.
The award is named in honor of the late Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson, a longtime director of state government relations at the universities of Arizona and New Mexico.
The recipient receives a crystal award at the annual Higher Education Government Relations Conference.