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President's Departmental/Team Excellence Award

Submit your nominations now through May 10!

The President's Departmental/Team Excellence Award recognizes departments, teams or groups of employees whose achievements advance or support the university’s initiatives to transform the Tulane experience. Recipients will receive a one-time cash award and will be honored during the Service Recognition Event this spring which will include staff members who reach milestone service anniversaries. Use the links below for award eligibility, criteria, and to access the nomination form. 


  • All part-time and full-time staff, administrators, faculty and student employees are eligible for nomination of this award. 
  • Groups can be departmental, cross-departmental, interdisciplinary, committee or project team, etc.
  • Employees who received the award in December 2020 are not eligible for the Spring 2021 recognition cycle.


Works effectively as part of a department, team or group advance or support the university’s initiatives to transform the Tulane experience. Follow the links below to learn more about each initiative.

  • Enhancing the Student Experience – President Fitts is creating a campus that will fuel learning, collaboration and community. 
  • Honoring and Advancing Diversity – The Presidential Commission on Race and Tulane Values is committed to fostering a racially diverse, inclusive community for all Tulanians.
  • Promoting Pioneering Research – President Fitts believes working across disciplines to pursue groundbreaking discoveries has the most significant global impact.
  • Ensuring Financial Stability – Under President Fitts’s leadership, Tulane has shattered fundraising records year after year since launching Only the Audacious: The Campaign for an ever bolder Tulane. 

Nomination and Selection Process 

  • The call for nominations is announced annually.
  • All staff, administrators, faculty, students and affiliates of Tulane are welcome to submit nominations.
    • Groups can nominate themselves.
    • The nomination form should be thoroughly completed. At least one letter of support should be included with specific examples of how the nominated group’s efforts achieved, advanced or supported one of the goals listed above. Include names of all group members.
  • Both the completed nomination form and letter(s) of support should be emailed to Will Ferbos, Deputy Chief of Staff, at wferbos@tulane.edu.
  • Nominations are reviewed by the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity to verify that eligibility requirements have been met.
  • The Awards Committee reviews nominations and recommends recipients. The committee’s recommendations are submitted to the senior administration of the University for final approval.
  • Recipients are announced.
    • Individual recipients of a group receive the monetary award via direct deposit the day following the announcement.
    • If recipients are a part of a university department, the head of the department will be contacted by the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity after the announcement is made to arrange for disbursement of the monetary award(s).

Nomination Form