The Mitchell Institute Higher Education Professional of the Year Award recognizes higher education professionals whose extraordinary service to students supports the Institute’s mission of helping young people from Maine to pursue, afford, and achieve a college education.
“These are the advisors, coaches, career counselors, and members of admission, financial-aid, and student-life staffs, who are boots-on-the-ground and working longer than normal work weeks to lift up and support Maine students,” said Mitchell Institute President and CEO Jared Cash.
In partnership with Educate Maine, which manages and administers the Maine Teacher of the Year program with the Maine Department of Education, the Mitchell Institute Higher Education Professional of the Year Award will be announced at large at the annual Educate Maine Symposium, held this year on Friday, December 8, at Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.
Candidates for the Mitchell Institute Higher Education Professional of the Year must have 10+ years of service to the field of higher education in Maine and represent higher education professional staff that support student enrollment, growth, and success, such as personnel in Academic Advising; Admissions; Athletics and/or Recreation; the Bursar’s Office; Career Services; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Financial-Aid; Orientation; the Registrar’s Office; Residential Life; Student Life; and other student-facing departments on college campuses.
Nominations for the Mitchell Institute Higher Education Professional of the Year will close at midnight on September 15, 2023.