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WSU staff member honored for his advising, inclusiveness in fraternity and sorority community

Department: Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life


Students shop at The MarketWashington State University staff member Nicholas Hudson received the Outstanding Fraternity and Sorority Advisor of the Year Award during the recent Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV) West Conference in San Diego, Calif.

He is one of only two individuals nationally to receive the honor. Recipients must demonstrate consistent and ethical leadership, encourage change that ensures long-term success, is routinely inclusive, collaborative and visionary.

Dan Welter, WSU’s associate dean of students/director of the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life, said Hudson has been instrumental in establishing positive relationships with fraternity and sorority chapters and helping to guide them to success.

All together the United Greek Council, Interfraternity Council, and Panhellenic received over a dozen awards at the same conference.

In November, Hudson was recognized by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Region V for his leadership of the Association’s Latino/a/x Knowledge Community.

He received the Region V Knowledge Community Award for Innovation and Visibility during the Western Regional NASPA Conference in Seattle.

“Nicholas has established himself as a dedicated, visible, and collaborative leader who is well connected in the Latino/a/x Knowledge Community,” said Welter. “He continues to do great work that engages individuals internal and external to the WSU community and it’s an honor to have him as part of the CFSL team.”

The Latino/a/x Knowledge Community (LKC) actively promotes the empowerment of NASPA members through education, research, shared knowledge, and mentoring initiatives.

“Nicholas is recognized for innovation within the LKC, seeking new ways to involve regional members in conversations—such as sponsoring drive-in conferences, pre-conferences, member meet-up’s and round table discussions,” said Wendy Endress of NASPA.

Originally from Beloit, WI, Hudson has worked in the CFSL since August of 2014.