The Office of the President

Board of Trustees Award of Excellence

This award is intended to formally recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty and staff at SUU with a particular emphasis in teaching, scholarship, administration, innovation, and public service. The recipient is honored by a Certificate of Excellence presented by the Board of Trustees at a designated event in late spring, along with a cash award.

To make a nomination please submit the name of the individual you are nominating along with a single paragraph of support to oberhelman@suu.edu  by February 2.

The award criteria for faculty will be quality teaching and learning, student mentoring and engagement, innovative practices, and other service to the university or the community.

For award criteria for staff members will be quality service according to the staff member’s responsibilities, innovative practices, and other service to the university or the community.

A student intern in the president's office will follow up with the nominator and nominee to gather additional information in order to provide the Trustees with sufficient material to make their decision. The nominator and/or nominee may submit information beyond what is specifically requested, but it is not expected.

A $2,500 award will be provided to each of the winners in the faculty and staff categories. We hope you will consider nominating candidates who have excelled in serving our students and the university.

Past Recipients

Staff Faculty
Eric Houle - Track & Field Jim Aton - English
Andrea Stiefvater - ESL Peter Sham - Theatre Arts
Paula Alger - Business David Berri - Economics
Joan Anderson - PEHP Todd Petersen - EDGE
Lynne J. Brown - Student Support Center Steve Barney - Psychology
Jennifer Hunter - IT Richard Cozzens - Engineering
Ed Lamb - Athletics Mark Miller - History
Johnny Oh - Pre Med Institute Xun Sun - Music
Eric Kirby - Student Services Andreas Weingartner - Mathematics
Reece Summers - SUMA Emily Dean - Anthropology
  Matthew Nickerson - Library