Sorochty receives regional NASPA award

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The University of Tulsa Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services Roger Sorochty has been awarded the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region IV-West Distinguished Service Award.

Roger Sorochty

Comprised of student affairs administrators in higher education, NASPA is known as the country’s leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Each year, the organization presents its annual Distinguished Service Awards to those who provide exceptional service to their region and enhance NASPA as a professional organization.

“Roger provides leadership that results in the promotion and academic success of students,” TU Chemistry Professor Gordon Purser said in a letter of support for Sorochty’s nomination. “He demonstrates the ideal commitment of a student affairs professional.”

Sorochty joined the TU administration in 2001. Prior to Tulsa, he worked in student development at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Newman University in Wichita, Kan. He also served as the vice president for university advancement at St. Bonaventure University near Olean, N.Y.

“I have had the opportunity to serve a number of institutions in different parts of the country, and while I have tried to give of my time and talent to NASPA, I know that I have received far more in return,” Sorochty said. “It’s an honor to be included among many long-time friends, colleagues and mentors who have received this award.”

Sorochty holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, a master’s degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y.

Gail Banzet