Dear Colleagues,

In 2013 the IAUP established the J. Michael Adams Leadership and Service Award to be presented at each triennial conference to an outstanding individual who exemplifies in her or his leadership and service in some aspect of international tertiary education the values and vision of both IAUP and the late J. Michael Adams, former President of IAUP.

According to the regulations set for this Award, all members of IAUP General Assembly, Executive Committee, Board of Directors (BOD) and Advisory Council are entitled to submit proposals for nomination of candidates to this Award to the IAUP Secretary General. These proposals will later be considered by a Nominating Committee, comprised of the BOD Chair, the President, the President-Elect, the Chair of the Advisory Council and the Secretary General, which will recommend finalists for the award to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

The IAUP BOD will determine the recipient upon the recommendation of the Nominating Committee and the Executive Committee, and shall extend the invitation to the intended recipient to attend the Triennial Conference in Beijing in October 2024.

Consequently, and on behalf of the Nominating Committee, I invite you to submit proposals of candidates who, in your opinion, are outstanding individuals who exemplify in their leadership and service in some aspect of international tertiary education the values and vision of both IAUP and the late J. Michael Adams. The person placing a name in nomination should have direct knowledge of the individual being nominated and will provide the committee with her or his contact information.

Proposals should be submitted to Prof. Dr. Fernando Galván, IAUP Secretary General, until October 31, 2023, to any of these email addresses:


Thank you,

Dr. Fernando León-García
IAUP President, 2021-2024
CETYS University President