Chancellor's Recognition Award for University Staff

Chancellor's Recognition Award for University Staff

2022 Nominations Process Timeline: TBD


The University of Wisconsin-River Falls each year recognizes two outstanding members of the University Staff.

Starting in 2021, a program category was also added to recognize a unit, department or program primarily staffed by university staff for the important role they play in supporting the UW-River Falls mission and priorities.

Individual Award criteria:

  1. Success in fulfilling the overall responsibilities of the job;
  2. Participation in university service projects outside of the job; and
  3. Human relations (interpersonal skills, attitude, support, etc.).

Program Award criteria:

  1. Excellence of Performance – how has the unit/program/department become a model of high standards, professionalism and efficiency
  2. Initiative and Creativity – how has the unit/program/department’s performance demonstrated innovation or improved performance and productivity.
  3. Outstanding Achievement – how has the unit/program/department contributed to the UW-River Falls mission and impacted the distinctiveness of the campus

Nomination Process:
Anyone can nominate an eligible employee or program for this award.

Nominators are responsible for:

  • Filling out the Nomination Form
  • Obtaining at least one additional letter of support.
    • Letters can come from employees and students.
    • Letters should be emailed to

Nomination materials should describe how the nominee meets the selection criteria listed above.

Submit Your Nomination for an Individual

Nominations are made from two lists:

List A: Blue Collar, Crafts/Technical, and Law Enforcement

List B: Administrative Support, Fiscal and Staff Services, and Supervisory/Human Resources/Other

Submit Your Nomination for a Program

Program Nomination Form