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Dean of Students Award for Outstanding Leadership

Awarded annually, this recognition is for a senior undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic and service accomplishments during their time at Cal State San Marcos.

Award Criteria:

  • Completion of degree/credential in Spring 2020
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and good standing with the University
  • Outstanding academic, leadership and service accomplishments

The Dean of Students Office works in conjunction with collegues in Student Affairs to select the student who receives this honor. The student selected is then considered for the President's Outstanding Graduate Award, the highest award bestowed on a student graduating from the university.

2020 Awardee 


Congratulations to Ashley Persson, recipient of the 2020 Dean of Students Award for Outstanding Leadership!

Ashley has made lasting contributions to student life through her involvement with Fraternity & Sorority Life and Residential Education. She currently serves as Order of Omega Chi Lambda Chapter President, Delta Zeta Pi Psi Chapter Global Ambassador (former Chapter President), Senior Resident Advisor in Housing and Residential Education, and as a volunteer in the community with the National Children’s Cancer Society. Ms. Persson will graduate Summa cum laude this May with a major in Political Science and a minor in American History. She is a cancer survivor.