UW System Regents’ Academic Staff Excellence Awards nominations due Feb. 7

Nominations are open for the 2020 UW System Regents’ Academic Staff Excellence Awards. These awards demonstrate the Regents’ strong appreciation for the dedicated work, vital services, and outstanding contributions of the UW System’s non-instructional academic staff. Across UW System, there will be two individual recipients, and a third award to honor an outstanding program. Each award will be for $7,500, which we expect will be presented at the June 5, 2020 meeting of the Board of Regents in Milwaukee.

Nominees for the individual award should be non-instructional academic staff members, and nominations for the program award should be ones that are staffed primarily by non-instructional academic staff members. The Regent awards committee will screen nominees based on four criteria: excellence of performance; personal interaction; initiative and creativity; and outstanding achievement. Similar criteria will be applied to nominated programs. The documentation provided should explicitly address these criteria. The 2020 Guidelines for Academic Staff Regents Excellence Awards provide detailed information on the criteria for both award categories and the supporting documentation needed. Additional information can be found at:

Please submit all nomination materials through the application website: The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 7, 2020, at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Jake Smith at, or 608-263-2985.