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 in the form below by January 28th, 2022.

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.

The 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.

The president's office may 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.

Nominations are now closed. 

Past Recipients

Dates Staff Faculty
2023 Donna Law - Community & Government Relations Matt Barton - Communication
2022 Stephen Lisonbee - Regional Services Rheana Gardner-Reeves - Photography
2021 Heather Ogden - Dean of Students William Heyborne - Biology
2020 Scotty Bauman - Women's Gymnastics Tyler F. Stillman - Marketing
2019 Christine Proctor -Admissions Processing Grant Corser - Hum & Soc Sciences
2018 Jayci Bash - Honors Program Jacqualine Grant - Biology
2017 Reece Summers - SUMA Matthew Nickerson - Library
2016 Eric Kirby - Student Services Emily Dean - Anthropology
2015 Andrea Stiefvater - ESL Todd Petersen - EDGE
2014 Paula Alger - Business Xun Sun - Music
2013 Eric Houle - Track & Field David Berri - Economics
2012 Peter Sham - Theatre Arts
2011 James Aton - English