Chancellor's Recognition Award for University Staff

Chancellor's Recognition Award for University Staff

2021 Nominations Due by Monday, Nov. 29, 2021

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls each year recognizes two outstanding members of the University Staff.
Starting in 2021, a program category is also being 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, writing a nomination letter, and obtaining additional letters of support from employees and students.
Nomination materials should describe how the nominee meets the selection criteria listed above.
Letters can be sent to

Submit Your Nominations

Nominations are made online 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