With the support of the president, the two classified staff unions on campus (Washington Federation of State Employees and Public School Employees) together select one of their members to receive this award, which is presented each year at opening convocation in the fall.
Criteria: To be considered, the individual must demonstrate contribution to the work unit,department, college or university that furthers the university's mission and strategic goals through any of the following ways:
- Excellence in job performance resulting in effectiveness, innovation, diversity and/or sustainability
- Personal initiative and leadership that supports and builds a positive work environment
- Innovative approach to problem solving
- Outstanding service, commitment, scholarly or creative work that contributes to Western's community
Nomination Process: All nominations must be submitted via the online form by 5 p.m. Friday, July 15. Nominations may be made by any university faculty member or staff member. Nominees must be a permanent classified staff member who has completed one year of service by July 15.
The award recipient will be recognized at opening convocation on Friday, Sept. 16.