Celebrating Excellence: UMKC Faculty and Staff Awards

Information for Nominators

Nominators must assemble complete packet containing all required nomination materials (including letters of support/reference). Complete packet must be submitted all together in one submission prior to the nomination deadline; incomplete nomination packets cannot be considered. Email ‘Subject’ line must contain Award Name and Nominee’s Last Name (sample Subject line: “Provost’s Excellence in Teaching Award - JONES”).

Deadline for Submission of Nomination Materials is November 1 annually

If you have questions regarding the UMKC Awards process, please contact Beci Edmundson, (816) 235-2721, or e-mail

Celebrating Excellence in Service and Engagement

UMKC Awards

  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Diversity
    This award recognizes and celebrates sustained contributions and an active commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity at UMKC, signaling the university’s commitment to diversity as a core value as well as an enterprise which benefits the entire campus.
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Engagement
    This award recognizes and celebrates faculty, staff, units and campus organizations that have made engagement with the community a central aspect of their approach to student learning and scholarship.
  • Chancellor’s Award for Career Contributions to the University
    One of UMKC’s highest honors to a University employee who has made significant contributions to higher education at UMKC over the course of his or her career and has significantly enhanced the mission of the University.