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Outstanding Staff Award

Outstanding Staff Award

The Outstanding Staff Award annually honors two individuals for their achievements, service, leadership and dedication to Southern Oregon University.  The Outstanding Staff Award is a new distinquished privilege bestowed upon our staff beginning this year, 2018.

2018 Award Nomination Details
The nomination deadline is Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5 p.m.  To nominate a staff employee, complete the nomination form and submit to or hand deliver to Human Resource Services (Churchill Hall, Room 159).

Award Information


Recipients are honored in-person at the annual End of Year Celebration Breakfast and announced during Commencement.  Each recipient receives a $750 award and glass trophy.  Awardee names are also engraved on a prepetual plaque displayed in Churchill Hall.


All current staff with a minimum of three years of continuous service at Southern Oregon University in a regular non-faculty position may be nominated.  Previous recipients of the Oustanding Staff Award are ineligible for nomination.


Award recipients will be selected on the merit and strength of the following contributions:

  • Goes above and beyond to build relationships and assists colleagues and customers enthusiastically
  • Dedication and loyalty to work
  • Exhibits expertise in job performance
  • Demonstrates creativity, resourcefulness, and initiative
  • Displays consistent demonstration of one or more of the University’s values:
    • Well-being and success of all learners
    • Critical thinking, discovery, and engaged learning
    • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
    • Creativity and collaboration
    • Excellence, continuous improvement, and accountability
    • A healthy, safe, and civil campus
    • Economic vitality and environmental sustainability
    • Improving our community, region, and world


Congratulations to all nominees of this distinguished Outstanding Staff Award and thank you for your dedication and contributions to the University.  Plan on returning to this site to read more about our 2018 awardees and learn about their achievements.