Distinguished Service Award

The Illinois Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Distinguished Service Award, established in 2014, recognizes an active member or retiree who has five or more years of involvement within the organization, and who has provided outstanding, ongoing contributions to IACRAO. The Distinguished Service Award, which may be given annually, is chosen by the IACRAO Executive Board and presented during the Annual Conference in October. Current Members of the IACRAO Executive Board are not eligible for consideration.

To submit an active member or retiree for consideration, please complete the IACRAO Distinguished Service Award Nomination form

If there are any questions, please contact Chris Huang, Immediate Past President at [email protected] 

Past Distinguished Award Recipients


2017 Distignuished Award Recipient

George Munley 
Associate Registrar (Retiree) 
Univeristy of Illinois-Chicago 
Bio: Served in various roles and organizations including IACRAO and AACRAO, often served as either the official and unofficial photographer at many events; Served 24 years of dedicated service as the Associate Registrar in the Office of Registration and Records at UIC; To date, George remains well known throughout the UIC, Urbana, and Springfield campus communities, and within IACRAO. 


2016 Distignuished Award Recipient

Peter Hood 
Administration (Retiree) 
Univeristy of Illinois-Urbana 
Bio: IACRAO archivist; high school teacher and guidance counselor; university admissions; Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Illinois; Married 50 years, son and daughter; Hobbies, travel, community organizations, at my age- exercise, reading, and home projects. 


2015 Distignuished Award Recipient

Kathie Beaty 
Registrar (Retiree) 
Bradley University 
Bio: Kathie has been a long time member of IACRAO and AACRAO, and she served on various positions on the IACRAO Executive Board, including IACRAO President in 1997. She continued her service to IACRAO for the next 17 years. 


2014 Distignuished Award Recipient

Dale Wolf 
Director of Admissions (Retiree) 
Eastern Illinois University 
Bio: Past President and past Archivist of IACRAO, Retired Dean of Admission, Eastern Illinois University, prior work with two private institutions total 36 years in higher education. Member of Illinois Speakers Bureau, current President of Charleston Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Dale retired to his ranch in Charleston where he and his wife, Debby enjoy horseback riding and other activities many of which include their five children and twelve grandchildren.