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NACUA's Distinguished Service Award

Henry L. Cuthbert - 2010

Henry L. Cuthbert has served as associate university counsel at Duke University since May 2007. Prior to his move to Duke, Henry was senior university legal counsel for the University of Wisconsin, where he served in the general counsel’s office for 17 years. His principal practice areas are copyright, distance education, multimedia/cyberlaw/internet law, facilities use, telecommunications, leases, disposable property, transactional law, and municipal law.

Henry received a B.A. in Slavic Languages and Linguistics in 1975 from Lawrence University and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983. He was a civil litigator for Legal Action of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and was in private practice in Minneapolis prior to his employment with Administrative Legal Services in 1989.

Henry joined NACUA in 1990. He has served as President (2007-2008), as Secretary (2001-2004), and as an active Board member (1997-2009). His service also extends to participation as Chair on several committees including: the Committee on Nominations and Elections, Committee on Program for Annual Conference, Committee on Board Operations, and the Task Force on Affinity Groups. He also served as Vice Chair of the Committee on Membership and Member Services. In addition, he has participated on a host of other committees including: Committee on Legal Education, the Executive Director Search Committee, Committee on Legal Education, Committee on Finance and Audit, Work Group on Local Arrangements, Committee on Publications, NACUANOTES Editorial Board, Committee on Strategic Planning, Committee on Honors and Awards, and the Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity. Henry has also been a frequent discussion leader and moderator at NACUA workshops and conferences.

Henry is the exemplar of NACUA’s core values of quality, service, civility, collegiality, diversity, inclusiveness, and respect. While his NACUA colleagues have a deep level of affection for Henry, this affection is surpassed by the level of respect for his leadership style that is the essence of civility and inclusivity.

NACUA is pleased to recognize Henry Cuthbert as a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding and exemplary service to the Association, most especially for his ongoing commitment to NACUA service through his extensive Board and Committee involvement, and for his distinguished service as both its President and its Secretary.