PSU’s Dick Hage Honored at Regional NASPA Event

November 16th, 2009 by Adam

Longtime PSU administrator Dick Hage was honored Nov. 6 by the Region 1 Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) with the 2009 Institutional Leadership Award. Hage, PSU’s Vice President for Student Affairs, has worked at Plymouth State for nearly 35 years.

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PSU’s Dick Hage celebrates his NASPA award with PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, left, and University Provost Julie Bernier.

NASPA bestows the award annually on a student affairs professional “who has contributed significantly to the growth and development of his/her home institution in the areas of programs, policies, staff or student development.”

“I certainly feel honored and humbled,” Hage said. “But this recognition is truly about being blessed to work at a great University and to have colleagues of extraordinary talent and commitment to students across every department. It’s just the Plymouth way.”

PSU Dean of Student Affairs Tim Keefe said Hage’s exemplary work ethic and expertise in all facets of student affairs made him the perfect choice for the award.

“Dick is a dedicated professional who sets high standards for himself and has the ability to instill the same in others,” said Keefe. “He sincerely wants others to succeed; he is the penultimate role model for all his staff.”

With more than 11,000 members at 1,400 campuses, and representing 29 countries, NASPA is the foremost professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or