First awarded in 1990, the outstanding staff award recognizes a staff member who has made outstanding contributions to his or her work unit, which benefits the students, staff, and faculty of their unit and the college. The contributions of the nominee should emphasize both the individual’s commitment to serving the students and employees of the college. The individual’s efforts toward this commitment can be expressed in many ways including, but not limited to, the outstanding performance of his/her position’s duties, concern for students and willingness to help, creative uses of resources and time to produce desired results and/or programs, effective communication skills and exceptional knowledge of college and university resources and programs.

As many as three staff may be selected for this honor each year.

The award is presented annually and the winner receives a stipend of $2,000.

Nomination Procedures

  1. Nominations and supporting documentation should be submitted to the dean’s office by the first Friday in November.
  2. A committee of three, appointed by the assistant dean for administration, will review all nominations and recommend an award recipient to the dean.
  3. The award will be presented at the college faculty and staff reception in December.

Making a Nomination

Option 1

Submit a Chancellor’s Staff Award nomination or the nomination materials previously prepared for similar recognition. The previous nomination may be from the current or previous calendar year. 

Option 2

Submit the following documents in Microsoft Word or PDF format:

  • Nomination Letter — Describe the way(s) in which the individual has made contributions including the individuals/groups/organizations that have benefited from the contributions.

Previous Recipients

2021

Robin McClanahan
Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering


2020

J. Franklin
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program


2019

Katherine McConnell
Mechanical Engineering


2018

Chris Anderson
College of Engineering and Applied Science

George Carter
Mechanical Engineering


2017

Sarah Melssen
Aerospace Engineering Sciences


2016

Amanda Parker
Dean's Office


2015

Linda Rose
Dean's Office


2014

Sharon Anderson
Dean's Office


2013

Claire Yang
Aerospace Engineering Sciences