Outstanding Professional Award
The Outstanding Professional Award is awarded on an annual basis to an employee in the EEO3 administrative staff category.
A cash award of $1,000, along with an engraved plaque, will be presented by the President or his designee to the award winner.
The Outstanding Professional Award Committee shall be a university committee appointed by the President to select the recipients of the award.
The Outstanding Professional Award Committee is appointed by the president of the university and includes the following: one (1) faculty, one (1) administrator, one (1) administrative staff, one (1) clerical and support staff, and one (1) student selected by the SGA. The initial appointments should be made with two members serving three-year terms, two members serving two-year terms, and one member serving a one-year term. Subsequent appointments will be made for three-year terms with the exception of students who will be appointed for one-year terms.
If the administration staff representative is nominated for the award, that person may refuse the appointment, and the president will then appoint a replacement. When possible, previous winners will be appointed for committee membership.
Qualifications for Nominees
Any professional staff member who has been employed full-time at the university in an administrative position for three (3) years is eligible for the award.
A professional staff member who has received the award shall not be eligible for that award again for a period of five (5) years. Only one nomination is needed to place a candidate's name in nomination. A nomination can be made by any member of the university community: faculty, staff, or students.
Outstanding Job Performance
Based on assigned duties with reference being made to annual evaluations.
Includes attitude toward students, colleagues, the University, and general public.
Based on how well the nominee serves, supports, and promotes the University.
Based on certifications, seminars, conferences, additional training and/or education, etc.