Don Dorsey Excellence in Mentoring Awards

Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards Call for Nominations
Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017

In 1998, the Faculty Mentor Program and the Educational Opportunity Programs established the “Don Dorsey Excellence in Mentoring Award” in recognition of Professor Don Dorsey’s invaluable contributions to mentoring and mentor training over two decades.  Dr. Dorsey, Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling, helped develop CSUN’s first mentor training program, and devoted himself as a mentor to innumerable students.

These awards are presented to faculty, staff, and administrators who have been exceptional mentors at CSUN.  A reception honoring the recipients will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, 5 to 7 p.m.

Nomination Guidelines

Faculty, Staff, and Administrators may be nominated for these awards.


  • Exceptional mentoring of past or present CSUN students, especially EOP students
  • Holistic approach to mentoring, including academic and personal support and in informal and intangible ways
  • Proactive involvement in the university’s commitment to the success of students of diverse backgrounds and communities, especially EOP students

We especially want to honor mentors who have not been recognized previously by our university for their valuable work.

Complete the nomination form, include support materials from students, and submit by November 3, 2017 to Glenn Omatsu, Coordinator, Faculty Mentor Program, EOP Central, University Hall 205 (campus mail code: 8366); e-mail: glenn.omatsu@csun.edu

Download Nomination Form (.pdf)