Donaldson To Be Honored for Evaluation Advocacy at Upcoming Conference


In the annals of evaluation history, Robert Ingle is recognized as a force of nature. Until his death in 1998, he was a passionate advocate of the evaluation profession and a major player within the formation of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and its conference, that can bring together key figures annually to discuss the latest methodologies, research, and cutting-edge systems in evaluation.

The AEA conference confers the Robert B. Ingle Service Award for an individual whose passionate advocacy and commitment to building evaluation’s profile matches Ingle’s founding vision.

This month, during the AEA's 32nd conference, locked in Dc, the Robert B. Ingle Service Award will be presented to CGU’s own Stewart Donaldson, Executive Director from the Claremont Evaluation Center and professor of Psychology and Community & Global Health.

Donaldson’s selection was announced by the AEA inside a recent statement and on the organization’s website.

The statement praises Donaldson for continuing \”to develop and lead probably the most extensive and rigorous Evaluation Centers and graduate programs specializing in evaluation at the Claremont Colleges.\”

The announcement also cites recipients of countless other awards, which is given throughout the upcoming AEA conference.

Donaldson, who served for many years as dean of CGU's School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation and School of Community & Global Health until his recent selection to guide the university’s CEC, was cited for his exemplary AEA service, including his contributions as an AEA board member, chair, and director of several related projects, and his efforts, as AEA president in 2021, to create a comprehensive theme that \”inspired evaluation professionals along with other stakeholders all parts of the world.\”

His choice for the award named in memory from the AEA’s Robert Ingle is deeply moving to him, Donaldson said.

\”I’m so grateful and grateful for the numerous wonderful colleagues and friends who have worked beside me,\” he said, \”and for those who nominated me for this very meaningful award.\”

Visit the Claremont Evaluation Center to learn more.

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