Associate admissions director earns award for outstanding service

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David Kamimoto receives the Margaret E. Addis Service to NACAC Award. 

David Kamimoto, associate director of admissions, was recognized last month by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) for his long-standing commitment to ethical practices and standards, and service to the organization.

Kamimoto earned the Margaret E. Addis Service to NACAC Award. Addis was a long-time, respected leader of NACAC who was focused on ensuring ethical practices in the field.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to work with David over the past 12 years," said Michelle Whittingham, associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Management. "David's dedication to access, success, and service is inspiring to me and his colleagues."

Kamimoto, who joined UC Santa Cruz in 1980, oversees the transfer preparation program and has been deeply involved with NACAC for more than two decades.

NACAC noted that some of his most valuable contributions include service on the association’s Admission Practices Committee; Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee; and Governance and Nominating Committee.

Kamimoto is also a longtime leader of NACAC’s Asian American/Pacific Islander Special Interest Group where he has worked to create opportunities for Asian Americans within higher education and in the profession of college admission counseling.