The American College Personnel Association Foundation presented California State University, Fresno President John D. Welty its Diamond Honoree Award on Monday, March 22, recognizing his decades of contributions to students, student affairs and higher education.
The award was made during the organization’s national convention in Boston.
The association recognizes 10-15 professionals each year with the prestigious award.
Welty was cited for his work as a student affairs officer, faculty member and president, and as “a knowledgeable and willing mentor to many vice presidents for student affairs, provosts and others who aspired to become university presidents.”
He also was recognized as a national leader in promoting alcohol education and for his service as a consultant on the topic with U.S. Department of Education.