The Presidential Staff Awards

The SDSU Staff Honors and Awards Committee (SHAC), in association with the Office of the President, invites nominations for the 2019 Presidential Staff Excellence Awards.

The Presidential Staff Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding contributions and efforts made by SDSU staff, administrators and auxiliary staff in support of the university, the community and their fellow employees. In addition to a private event with the university president, awardees will receive a statuette and honorarium along with recognition during convocation.

Nominations are accepted for SDSU staff members who exemplify one or more of the following award categories. Please use the online forms within the links below. An individual may be nominated for more than one award category, however each nomination must be submitted separately to address only the elements for that specific category. Nominees may receive more than one award. However, only one honorarium will be given to an individual staff member for the calendar year.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 29, at 11:59 P.M. To submit a nomination, please click on the category for which you wish to submit your nomination and fill in the appropriate blanks.

Self-nominations are accepted.

NOTE: Please feel free to distribute this message to staff and members of the SDSU community who are not within the SDSU email system.

 

The Presidential Staff Excellence Award categories are:

Community Service

  • Provided sustained civic or cultural services to the community
  • Enhanced the image and advanced the goals of SDSU with the general public
  • Nominees must be SDSU staff only (classroom faculty, SDSU managers and auxiliary staff are not eligible)

Service to the University

  • Provided sustained service to SDSU’s campus communities
  • Worked above and beyond normal responsibilities of present assignment
  • Showed high degree of involvement and commitment to the university
  • Nominees must be SDSU staff only (classroom faculty, SDSU managers and auxiliary staff are not eligible)

Staff-to-Staff Mentoring – within the department or cross-discipline

  • Guided and mentored colleagues
  • Encouraged staff to be involved
  • Provided support to other staff including those not in the same classification or discipline
  • Acted as a resource person
  • Nominees must be SDSU staff only (classroom faculty, SDSU managers and auxiliary staff are not eligible)

Innovation

  • Created new procedures
  • Streamlined/expedited current service(s)
  • Developed/implemented new technology
  • Developed/implemented cost effective savings
  • Nominees must be SDSU staff only (classroom faculty, SDSU managers and auxiliary staff are not eligible)

Team Effort – within the department or cross-discipline (teams of more than five members will not be accepted)

  • A group that worked together to further the goals of SDSU (all in group must qualify for award)

Auxiliary Support – includes staff members of the Research Foundation, Aztec Shops and Associated Students

  • Provided outstanding service at a university activity or event
  • Provided sustained service to the campus community
  • Supported and/or enhanced products or services consistent with campus mission and goals
  • Nominees must be auxiliary staff only (classroom faculty, SDSU managers and SDSU staff are not eligible)

Manager of the Year – includes any MPP, dean, associate dean, vice-president, president or other SDSU administrator

  • A single outstanding act or consistent behavior  that ties with the mission and vision of the university
  • Nominees must be SDSU management or administrative employees only (classroom faculty, auxiliary staff and SDSU staff are not eligible)

The qualifying criteria to receive an award are:

  • Must be employed with the university at the time of the award (June 30, 2019)
  • Must be a permanent or temporary state or auxiliary employee (full-time or part time)
  • Be in good standing with the university
  • Not currently a tenure- or tenure-track faculty member or lecturer
  • Not currently serving on the SHAC committee


The Staff Affairs Committee has appointed the independent Staff Honors and Awards Committee to review nominations and submit finalists in each category to the university president. The final selection of the nominees will be made by the President and awarded at a special event specifically for these awards. 

If you have any questions, please contact the SHAC chair, Suzanne Finch at x4-0206 or [email protected].