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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 Nominations Materials is November 1 annually

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

Celebrating University Staff Commitment to Excellence

UMKC Staff Council Awards

  • Human Resources Council Campus Collaboration Staff Award
    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. (Revised 2009)
  • Chancellor's Education First Staff Award
    To recognize and celebrate a UMKC staff member who has made significant contributions to higher education through exceptional service, as demonstrated consistently throughout the scope of their work performance. (Revised 2009)
  • Chancellor’s True Unsung Hero Staff Award
    To recognize and celebrate behind-the-scenes staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the UMKC experience for students, co-workers, faculty and/or constituents. (Revised 2009)
  • Staff Council Governing Board Award
    To recognize and celebrate UMKC Staff Council Governing Board members who consistently participate in Staff Council activities above and beyond the call of duty and exceptionally and consistently demonstrate dedication to making UMKC the workplace of choice for all staff.
  • Student Affairs' Student Mentor Staff Award
    This award will recognize a UMKC Staff Member who has made significant contributions to higher education through exceptional student mentoring.