Paul P. Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service

The award is given to an ASPA member who has made significant contributions both as an academic and practitioner. Award recipients will have distinguished themselves through their current active engagement in and contributions to developing the public service of the future. Special consideration will be accorded nominees with at least two of the following attributes:
  • A distinguished professional and nationally recognized leader who is actively and continuously engaged in contributing significantly to the practice and study of public administration throughout the 10 years preceding nomination for the award
  • An exceptional innovator in the practice and/or study of personnel administration and human resource development, with a focus on meeting the "human capital" challenges of the 21st century
  • An outstanding contributor for at least 10 consecutive years of service to ASPA, including previous recognition for exemplary service through an ASPA-affiliated national, section or chapter award
Apply or nominate someone here. 


Previous Winners
2016
No award given

2015      
Montgomery Van Wart

2014      
Jonathan P. West

2013      
Paul Posner

2012      
Dr. Pan Suk Kim

2011      
Robert Tobias

2010    
Arie Halachmi

2009      
Howard Balanoff

2008      
Albert C. Hyde

2007      
Laurence E. Lynn, Jr.

2006      
James Perry

2005      
Patricia W. Ingraham

2004      
Joseph Cayer 

2003      
Bernie Rosen

2002      
Chet Newland