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Rodney H. Adams Endowment Management Award

Nomination Requirements

Purpose: To recognize outstanding individual contributions to professional development activities in the area of university endowment and investment management.

Background: This award honors the late Rodney H. Adams, former treasurer of Stanford University, former trustee of Commonfund, and past chair of the NACUBO Investment Committee.

Nomination Process: The Awards Council seeks annual nominations for this award from the higher education community, investment management firms, and other relevant parties. The recipient is selected in the spring with the presentation of the award to occur at the NACUBO Annual Meeting.

Selection Criteria: Criteria for selection include, but are not limited to:

  • Applicability and significance of research to advancing state-of-the-art endowment management
  • Effectiveness of instructional ability in communicating endowment management techniques to business officers
  • Design, development, and implementation of new professional development programs in endowment management
  • Frequency and relevance of articles, compositions, and other written materials in endowment management
  • Provides leadership to the organizations that promote sound endowment management practices
  • Advances the professional practice of endowment management
  • Designs, develops, or implements innovative endowment management techniques

Nature of Award: An inscribed plaque, suitable for display.

Promotion of Award: An annual publicity campaign to provide maximum visibility to the program, including coverage in Business Officer magazine.


2012 Award Recipients


Past Recipients

2011
Jack Rich - Abilene Christian University

2010
Douglas Phillips - University of Rochester

2009
No award presented

2008
No award presented.

2007
Mimi Lord - Spero-Smith Investment Advisers, Inc.

2006
Richard E. Anderson - Hammond Associates

2005
John H. Biggs - TIAA-CREF

2004
No award presented.

2003
Susan Carter - Commonfund

2002
Judith H. Van Gorden - University of Colorado System

2001
Alice W. Handy - University of Virginia

2000
Elizabeth C. Williams - Southern Methodist University

1998
David F. Swensen - Yale University

1997
Louis R. Morrell - Wake Forest University

1996
Louis W. Moelchert, Jr. - University of Richmond

1995
Paul J. Aslanian - Macalester College

1994
Lyn Hutton - Dartmouth College

1993
William T. Spitz - Vanderbilt University

1992
George F. Keane - The Common Fund

1991
Leigh A. Jones - Berea College
J. Peter Williamson - Dartmouth College

1990
Bruce Dresner - Dartmouth College