Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Honored for Achievement

Lea Beth Lewis Recognized at Annual Statewide Conference

December 17, 2007

By Pam McLaren

Lea Beth Lewis, assistant dean for student affairs in the College of Health and Human Development, was recently honored for outstanding achievement in career development by EUREKA, the California Career Information System.

The Leigh Robinson Award, named after one of the organization’s founders, was presented to Lewis Nov. 9 during the 24th annual International Career Development Conference in Sacramento.

“I am so grateful to be recognized with this singular honor,” said Lewis, who has served at Cal State Fullerton for nearly seven years. “I am delighted to receive the Leigh Robinson Award in whose honor this is dedicated.”

Created in 1983, the Leigh Robinson Award honors a career development practitioner who “best exemplifies the knowledge, values and professionalism needed in the implementation of outstanding career development services for their students or clients.”

The basic foundation of EUREKA was established in 1975 with an informal group of educators in San Francisco Bay with the goal of delivering improved career development services to students. The organization adopted the EUREKA name in 1976.

In 1980, the nonprofit organization expanded to throughout California and established annual conferences with an awards luncheon to honor career professionals.

As assistant dean for HHD, Lewis coordinates and promotes college and student affairs programs and services to faculty members, students, employers and alumni.

Prior to her position in HHD, Lewis served as assistant dean for student affairs in the College of Business and Economics and was the college’s liaison in the university’s Career Planning and Placement Center.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in counseling, Lewis holds a doctorate in educational leadership from USC and is a Certified Professional/Master Career Counselor.

Lea Beth Lewis
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