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President's Award for Outstanding Service

The University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service was established in 1997 to recognize faculty and staff (current or retired) who have provided exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments and service units. Such service must have gone well beyond the regular duties of a faculty or staff member, and demonstrate unusual commitment to the University community.

Nomination Deadline for 2014 Award:

Selection Process

The President's Award for Outstanding Service Committee, appointed by the President, recommends candidates for this award to the President. The President will have final authority to grant the award, which does not require action by the Senate All-University Honors Committee or approval by the Board of Regents.


The nominee must be a current or retired member of the University faculty or staff who has not already received this award. Members of the President's Senior Leadership Group are NOT eligible. They are:


Must be a current member of the faculty or staff or alumni of the University.

Nominations must be submitted in the following format:

Additional Information

Persons writing letters of nomination should know that such letters will be legally available to the nominee upon request, even to an unsuccessful candidate who becomes aware of the nomination. Nominators should also make sure that writers of supporting letters are aware that their letters, too, will be available upon request.

Recipients of the President's Award for Outstanding Service receive a one-time $1,000 stipend with necessary taxes deducted. In addition, an engraved crystal award piece, a pin specifically designed for the President's Award for Outstanding Service, and a certificate will be presented to recipients at a recognition event at Eastcliff in June 2014.

If you have any questions about the nominating process, please contact Vickie Courtney, director, University Awards and Honors, at 612-625-4805 or