The Alumni Leadership Award is awarded to Pardee RAND Graduate Alumni who
- Exemplify the vision and impact of the school
- Show passion, leadership and discipline in their careers
- Have made exemplary and important contributions to public service, and the field of public policy
A nominee's contributions may occur in a single year or take place over several years. The alumnus currently serving as the Alumni Representative on the Pardee RAND Graduate School Board of Governors is ineligible for the award while in service. The award is presented biennially, during the Commencement Weekend Alumni Dinner. Nominations received by February 28, 2018, will be considered for the 2018 Commencement Weekend award presentation.