Regents' Distinguished Alumnus/a Award 2023
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The Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, first presented in 1962, is the highest honor bestowed upon a Washington State University alumnus. The Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award honors alumni who have made a truly distinguished contribution to society or who, through personal achievement, have brought distinction to Washington State University. 

The RDAA recognizes and celebrates select WSU alumni for their achievements with the highest level of distinction from the WSU system. This award program is a collaborative effort of the WSU President’s Office, the Board of Regents, and the WSU Alumni Association (WSUAA).

Candidate Qualifications
Must be an alumni of Washington State University and, ideally, be a past WSUAA Alumni Achievement Award recipient.

Nomination Process
1. Nomination submission on the Regents' website: https://regents.wsu.edu/distinguished-alumni/
2. Required supplemental materials include: a letter(s) of support; the nominee's resume or vita; and any additional documentation directly related to the candidate’s accomplishments.
3. The award committee evaluates nominations and sends their recommendation(s) to the President, who subsequently makes a recommendation to the Regents for final approval.
4. Each submitted nomination remains under consideration for three years. If the nominee is not selected, the application packet may be resubmitted once three years have elapsed. Additional supporting documentation may be added while the nomination is active.