Leadership Award

The CDAD Leadership Award honors faculty, staff, students, departments, organizations or community members who have made outstanding contributions to the disability community at NAU. Only faculty, staff, and students may make nominations. The awardees are announced and honored at the President's Annual Diversity Awards Dinner. If you know someone deserving of this award, please complete the nomination form. Winners will be notified in mid-March.


2018 Recipients

Andrew Iacona, Project Manager for Facility Services

Charlese Bedford, Program Coordinator for EMSA Communications

Lauren Graves, Student and President of NAU 4 All

John McDermott, Coordinator for the Institute for Human Development

Past Leadership Award Winners

  • Jody Bartz, Assistant Professor of Practice, College of Education
  • Erin Stam, Director of Parking and Shuttle Services
  • Kaitlyn Roy, Student and Treasurer of NAU 4 All
  • Desiree Bruno, Student and President of NAU 4 All
  • Teresa Haven, Accessibility Analyst, Equity and Access Office
  • Kathy Mahosky, Program Manager, Institute for Human Development
  • Agnes Drogi, Director, Facility Services
  • Matthew Wangeman, Instructor, Institute for Human Development
  • TASH @ NAU
  • NAU Recreation Services
  • Akaylah Jaeke, Coordinator, Recreation Services 
  • Caitlin Turner, Student, President of NAU 4 All
  • Lauren Copeland-Glenn, Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
  • Institute for Human Development
  • Personalized Learning
  • Beth Pifer, Disability Resources
  • Robert Young, Student and President of NAU 4 All
  • Geographic Sciences and Community Planning Program
  • Dr. Susan Smiley, Adjunct Faculty, Anthropology
  • Kristen Garcia, Facilities Services
  • Carolyn Carr, Facilities Services
  • Facilities Services Department
  • Marketing Department
  • Jamie Axelrod, Director, Disability Services
  • Matthew Minister, e-Learning Center
  • Sarah True, Student, Biological Sciences
  • John Campbell, Director, ITS
  • Tex Byars and Ralph Padilla, Grounds Crew
  • Jennifer Tsonis, Student Services Coordinator, College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences
  • Dr. David Scott, Professor and Chair, College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences
  • Dr. Kristen Waring, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences
  • The School of Forestry
  • Heath Hudson, Student, Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Jane E. Mulrooney, Director, Disability Resources
  • Dr. Richard W. Carroll, Director, Institute for Human Development
  • Learning Assistance Centers of Northern Arizona University
  • Kamran Mousavi, Student, Parks and Recreation Management
  • Christopher Lanterman, Lecturer, College of Education
  • Dr. Susan Marks, Associate Professor, College of Education