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Housing and Residence Life Distinguished Alumni Award

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About the Award

Beginning in 2018, Ohio University’s Housing and Residence Life department began to recognize one alumni annually through the Distinguished Alumni Award.

The Housing and Residence Life Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the accomplishments of Ohio University alumni, who were employed by Housing and Residence Life or served in a Housing and Residence Life leadership role (the Residence Action Council) tRAC, Residence Hall Association, hall council, etc.), and who have not only demonstrated exceptional achievement in their chosen profession but have also made a meaningful impact in their local and global community.

Housing and Residence Life has a rich history of valuing the impact in which personal interactions have on the student experience. Nominations should include these stories.


University faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to submit nominations. Self-nominations or nominations of deserving Housing and Residence Life alumni can be submitted by completing the online nomination form. All nominations are due August 1, 2024. 

Finalists for the award will be interviewed by the search committee prior to a recipient being selected. The 2024 recipient will receive notification around September 1.


Nominees must meet the following criteria to be considered for the award:

  • Alumni of Ohio University
  • Former employee or affiliation (tRAC/Hall Council, etc.) of Housing and Residence Life

Recognition Ceremony
The recipient of the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award will be honored at a ceremony on Friday, September 27 (Homecoming weekend).

Past Recipients

2018 - Rod Sauer

2019 - Frank Robinson

2020/2021 - Suspended Due to COVID-19

2022 - Kristine Strickland

2023- Chris Frederick

2024- Will it be you?!