Staff Excellence Award

Nominate a deserving staff member by completing the nomination form.

The College of Liberal Arts Staff Excellence Award honors the efforts and contributions of outstanding staff members across the college. Six staff members will be selected to receive an award of $1,200 each and a framed certificate signed by the Dean. Staff working at all levels within the college, including in supervisory roles, are eligible to be nominated. To nominate a deserving staff member, please click here.

Eligibility Requirements

Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • All staff, including Classified and A&P are eligible.
  • Cannot have won the award in the past 3 years.
  • Must work at least 20 hours per week.
  • Must be in current role for at least 1 year.
  • Cannot have any documented performance issues, including any Performance Improvement Plans, since the last performance review cycle.

Nomination Guidelines

Nominees must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Recognition of exceptional impact on the College and/or the University.
  • Demonstrated exceptional collaboration, innovation, and relationship bridging between multiple departments, schools, or units.
  • Exceptional contributions towards supporting a positive workplace culture.
  • Acting as a champion of volunteerism and service within the College and/or University.
  • Significantly improve processes in systems, customer interaction, or efficiency in their workplace.
  • Consistently perform at a level above meeting job expectations.

Nominations are open Wednesday, October 18, 2023 to Friday, November 17, 2023. A selection committee will evaluate all eligible nominees. Winners will not be selected by the number of nominations, but by the content of the nominations.

Recent Recipients (not eligible)

Kaley Aguero, Heather Van Ligten, Crystal McCallon, Gina Pollard, Katie Lathrop, Michael Schmidt, Rachel Stimely, William O' Leary, Marla Gilliland, Avani Chhaya, Mark LaForest, Soo Aldrich, Courtney Meador, Matthew Rabatin, Kevin Hsu, Agnes Sekowski, Susan Castillo, Lindsey Jamieson, Thomas Fawcett, Rachel White, Lindsay Murphy, Megan Conner

Previous Excellence Award winners from 1995-present