Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano invites nominations for the 2022 Chancellor’s Employee of the Year Award. This annual award is presented to CU Boulder staff in recognition of and appreciation for exceptional job performance and distinguished contributions to the campus community. Award criteria include job performance, leadership, service, and interpersonal skills.

The award includes a prize of $2,000 and a commemorative gift. The 2022 awards will be presented at a ceremony hosted by the Chancellor.  


  • All eligible CU Boulder classified and university staff may be nominated for this award.

  • Nominees must have been employed by CU Boulder for at least three years by the nomination deadline and must not have received any corrective and/or disciplinary actions within the last five years.

  • Employees may only receive this award once during their campus career.

  • University Officers (i.e. Deans, Associate Vice Chancellors, and above) are not eligible for this award, and nominations will not be considered.

Nomination Information

Nominations may be submitted by any member of the campus community (staff, faculty, or student) who has firsthand knowledge about the nominee.

Nominations should be submitted using the online nomination form. Each nominee should have:

  • One primary nomination submission

  • Two additional supporting submissions by individuals other than the primary nominator

  • At least one of the submissions must be from the nominee’s direct supervisor.

Nominations should address and provide specific examples of the following criteria:

  • Outstanding job performance

    • Demonstrates consistently outstanding performance in all areas of their job.

    • Incorporates ethical practices and behaviors in all areas of their job.

  • Exemplifies inspired leadership

    • Leads with integrity and in a way that contributes constructively to the department or campus’ mission.

    • Identifies and addresses challenges that arise in an honest, thoughtful, and ethical manner.

    • Works to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. 

  • Extraordinary service to the unit, department, campus, or surrounding community

    • Supports the unit, department, college, campus, or surrounding community in unique ways that go beyond the employee’s job responsibilities.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

    • Supports co-workers.

    • Improves department/division/unit morale.

    • Provides outstanding customer service.

    • Consistently exhibits a positive attitude.

Nomination Submission Process

To submit a nomination or supporting submission, please complete the electronic nomination form using the link below. Nominations must be received by 5 pm on Friday, September 30, 2022.

  • No more than three total submissions will be accepted for each nominee.

  • Submissions will not be accepted past the nomination deadline.


For additional information or questions, please contact Mark Berge at