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Fellows of the Association Award

Gary Pavela - 2002

Gary Pavela is Director of Judicial Programs at the University of Maryland – College Park, where he also edits the national quarterly, Synthesis: Law and Policy in Higher Education, as well as its sister publication, Synfax Weekly Report. These two publications combined have over 1,000 college and university subscribers.

Identified by the New York Times as an “authority on academic ethics,” Mr. Pavela is a member of the Advisory Board of the Kenan Ethics Program at Duke University. He is a past President of the National Center for Academic Integrity (a consortium of 200 universities that collaborate on academic integrity policies and procedures) and has been a consultant on legal issues and student conduct policies to myriad colleges and universities. In 1999, he was awarded the “Thomas S. Biggs Award” for “dedicated legal service” in the field of law and higher education, which was presented to him during the 20th Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education.

Mr. Pavela’s prolific writing extends beyond Synthesis and the Synfax Weekly Report to include the 1990 NACUA pamphlet, The Dismissal of Students with Mental Disorders (long sold out) and six articles for The Journal of College and University Law. In addition, he has spoken at numerous NACUA Annual Conferences and CLE Workshops on issues focusing on student conduct, rights and responsibilities.

NACUA is pleased to honor Gary Pavela as a Fellow of the Association in recognition of and appreciation for his many contributions to higher education and to the practice of law.