Student Affairs Outstanding Employee Performance Award Criteria

The Student Affairs Outstanding Employee Award is granted to any employee whose performance routinely exemplifies the following qualities:


Cooperative or coordinated effort on part of the group and acting together to fulfill the objectives and goals of the team.

  • Demonstrates a spirit of teamwork and cooperation and treats others with respect. Interacts with others in a positive, enthusiastic, and cheerful manner. 
  • Meets departmental or division objectives by assisting peers or subordinates, sharing knowledge, and stimulating collaboration and a positive work environment for accomplishing tasks. Sustains a high level of productivity and consistent quality of work. 


The act of pledging, acting, or engaging oneself for the welfare of the team and setting a positive example for others.
  • Devoted to the pursuit of team goals and objectives and provides services which are outside the scope of the job. Displays exceptional dependability. 
  • Accepts responsibilities and performs duties above and beyond what is normally expected. Exhibits commitment to servicing. 


The ability to act with authoritativeness and control in any situation.
  • Exhibits interest and concern for other team members and team objectives. Maintains, demonstrates and exhibits effective relationships with others. 

  • Displays outstanding qualities through teamwork, promoting cooperation and productive work environment.

The recipient of this award has a strong knowledge and understanding of the Division of Student Affair's mission, vision, policies, and procedures and prepared to address students'/customers' concerns, proficiently determining the best solution and quickly follows through for a positive result. The recipient must also exhibit courtesy and professionalism while interacting with students and customers. 

The Frequency of the Award: 

  • Three (SHRA) Awards Annually
  • One (EHRA) Award Annually

Criteria for Selection:

  • All employees are eligible to nominate individuals during the announced period. Permanent, temporary, and part-time employees are eligible for nomination.
  • Self-nominations are prohibited.
  • Employee must not have any disciplinary actions within the last 12 months.
  • Award recipients are not eligible for two years after receiving an award.

Award to Recipient:

  • $300 Cash Award (Taxable)
  • A Plaque
  • Recognition during the Division’s Retreat 
  • Recognition on Division’s Website

Nomination Process:

  • Complete online nomination in Qualtrics at Nomination Form.
  • Submit the completed form to nominee’s manager in a sealed envelope. Nominee’s manager must submit the completed forms by the established deadline for award consideration, which is, COB Monday, April 16, 2018. Any forms received after the deadline date will not be accepted.
  • Managers will forward all approved nomination forms to the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Attn:  Jacob Teagle.
  • Nominations are reviewed and scored by the Awards Committee Members.  All committee decisions are final.
  • The nominations will be kept confidential until the selections are made.
  • Employee must exhibit all three (3) selection criterion to be considered as a nominee for an award.
  • Nomination documents will be retained by the committee.
  • Student Affairs Outstanding Employee Performance Award Committee Members are eligible to be nominated.

2017 Outstanding Employee Award Recipients

Cynthia Downing
Diatra Langford
Manuel Sanchez-Televara
Maurtisha Thomas

2016 Outstanding Employee Award Recipients

Joyce Edwards
Mary Isley
Robert Johnson
Rachel Whitsett
Walita Williams
Judy Wilson

Nomination Form