Outstanding Staff Award


Nomination Form


Nominations are now being accepted!

The College of Arts and Sciences Staff Council and the Dean’s Office, requests your assistance to identify our exceptional staff for the Outstanding Staff Award.  This award recognizes staff who have demonstrated their dedication to their department/unit and to the college on a daily basis. Individuals who have gone above and beyond their expected job standards, by ways of flexibility, respect, learning, competence, and communication. Individuals that provided influence and advancements, furthering areas of teaching, research and service. Individuals who day in and day out, model our mission of “through excellence, enable the faculty and students’ best work”!     

The Dean’s Office has approved two (2) cash awards of $1000 each. Final selections will be made by A&S Staff Council in collaboration with the college leadership.

We encourage you to nominate a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award. For example, individuals who have provided:

  • Exceptional contributions towards the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. 
  • Outstanding service and/or improving service quality to other employees, students, and/or guests.
  • Special efforts in promoting workplace diversity and inclusion.
  • Exemplary promotion of College values and purpose including collaboration, respect and service to the campus community.  


  • Must be regular full-time or regular part-time staff member
  • Employed on or before January 1, 2016 in A&S. 
  • Cannot have won the Outstanding Staff Award in the prior two years
  • Cannot be a member of the A&S Staff Council


Nominees will be judged on performance for the 2016 calendar year. 

  • Dedication to the mission of their department and of the college
  • Job duties / productivity
  • Interpersonal skills and attitude
  • Specific examples of excellence are highly encouraged

Nominations will be accepted from any A&S staff, faculty, or student. The council will rely on the description of the employee’s qualities, including specific examples of outstanding performance, competency, service, etc.  Additional pages may be submitted if needed. 

Any questions, please email ASStaffCouncil@uky.edu 


2016 Outstanding Staff Award Receipients: Madu Srinivasan and Liliana Drucker

Click here to watch the 2016 Awards Ceremony PowerPoint and Videos

2015 Outstanding Staff Award Receipients: Mike Adams and Jacqueline Burke

Click here to watch the 2015 Awards Ceremony Staff Video

Click here for photos from the 2015 Years of Service Awards and Outstanding Staff Ceremony

2014 Outstanding Staff Award: Raegan Wilson


2014 Outstanding Staff Award: Nominees

2015 Outstanding Staff Awards Nominees from UK College of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo.


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