June 7, 2012
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Richard DeShields, Central Washington University's Associate Dean of Student Living, Office of the Dean of Student Success, and Senior Conduct Officer, received the Ken Stoner Distinguished Service Award presented at the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) annual conference.
"I am honored and humbled by this recognition," said DeShields, who was notified of his award on June 3. "Much of my success comes from the students and staff that I have worked with over the years. I love what I do and to be recognized is a nice addition."
The award, named after Dr. Ken Stoner, past NACURH President and past NACURH Advisor, is to recognize distinguished service and dedication to the NACURH organization. The award is not awarded annually, but is presented only for those who have gone above and beyond with the NACURH organization. Since it was established 20 years ago, DeShields is only the fifth recipient of the award.
NACURH is considered to be the largest student-run organization in the world. It brings together more than 400 schools from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Qatar. NACURH promotes living on campus as an integral part of the college experience, and strives to provide resources to help member schools create the ultimate residence hall environment and experience.
Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, email@example.com