The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recently named Judy Jasper Leicht, associate vice chancellor and executive director of communications, the recipient of the prestigious Frank L. Ashmore Award for service to CASE and the advancement profession.
Leicht is being recognized for her work as a CASE volunteer leader, as well as her tireless efforts as a mentor for her peers. For nearly a decade, Leicht helped guide CASE’s development through her work as chair of CASE District 6, as a member of the CASE International Board of Trustees and then serving a two-year term as chair of that board.
While serving on the board, she oversaw the creation of a new international headquarters building for the organization in Washington, D.C., and the appointment of a new chief executive to lead CASE’s worldwide efforts.
“Judy has a combination of boundless energy, organizational excellence and contagious enthusiasm in her work on behalf of CASE, and has left an indelible mark on the advancement profession,” said William N. Walker, vice president for public affairs at Dartmouth College. “The standard she has set in her volunteer involvement at all levels is in-spiring, and one for others to emulate.”
The Ashmore award is named in honor of a former executive director of the American College Public Relations Association, a predecessor organization of CASE.
CASE’s membership includes more than 3,000 colleges, universities and independent K-12 schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico and 42 other countries. CASE is the largest nonprofit education association in terms of institutional membership, with more than 38,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of its member institutions.