PCC Vice President of Students/Enrollment Management awarded Community College Professional Award from national organization

13 November 2019

The National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) hosted their annual Region IV West conference Oct. 28-30 in Fargo, N.D. Pratt Community College’s, Lisa Perez Miller, Vice President of Students/Enrollment Management, was awarded the Community College Professional Award at the event for her dedication to students and leadership within the institution.

“I am so very honored to be recognized by NASPA with this award and the fact that I was nominated by members of the Pratt Community College Students/Enrollment Management team was extra special. I am grateful for each of them and the amazing team of professionals I have the opportunity to work with at PCC,” Perez Miller shared.

PCC’s Director of Student and Residence Life, Charles Keefer, who received the award in 2017, accepted the award in Fargo on her behalf. Keefer, who became involved with the organization in 2014, is an active member in the NASPA Region IV-West Advisory Board as the Technology Knowledge Community representative.

“It is a rare thing for one institution to win a NASPA award three years in a row… well we did it here at PCC,” said Keefer. “I think it speaks volumes to the staff that work here and our dedication to student success”     

Amy Jackson, Director of the Student Success Center, was awarded the Community College Professional Award in 2018. Jackson is dedicated to helping students meet their goals and encourages her colleagues to be passionate about their work.

Perez-Miller attended Allen County Community College. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University and a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University.

“Lisa truly encompasses this award with her thirty five year dedication to community colleges and her tireless work for the success of our faculty, staff, and students here at Pratt,” said Keefer.

The Region IV-West Community College Professional Award is awarded each year to one community college professional in the region. The award goes to someone who is committed and is actively working in a community college. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated leadership and a commitment to NASPA and/or the profession in relation to community colleges.

NASPA, is a national organization for college students and professionals involved in student affairs, leadership and professional development. For more information about NASPA you can visit their website, www.naspa.org.