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President's Staff Excellence Award

Submit your nominations now through Friday, November 4!

The President's Staff Excellence Awards are bestowed every year to the top University employees who best represent high achievement in their contributions to the University. Recipients will receive a one-time cash award and will be honored by President Fitts and the university for their exceptional efforts. Use the links below for award eligibility, criteria, and to access the nomination form.

  • Staff and administrators employed 50% or more in a regular benefits-eligible position.
  • Must have successfully completed the six month introductory period.
  • Employees who received the award in 2021 are not eligible for the Fall 2022 recognition cycle.


Nominees should have achieved outstanding success in one or more of the following areas:

  • Increased Productivity - The individual's overall performance has increased the productivity of a division, department, or work unit by attempting to exceed expectations and by performing at the very highest levels of quality.
  • Cost Savings -The individual's overall performance has developed new and/or improved processes resulting in significant cost savings and improved efficiency. This includes striving to evaluate outcomes in terms of quality, substance, and impact.
  • Enhanced Objectives -The individual's contribution has significantly enhanced the University objectives or operational efficiency. This includes continually looking for new and creative ways to resolve issues and challenges.
  • Humanitarian -The individual's performance regularly and consistently exceeds expectations and reflects a high level of service, loyalty, and trustworthiness. The individual communicates openly and demonstrates a high regard for respect and dignity towards others.  

Nomination and Selection Process

1. All staff, administrators, faculty, students, and affiliates of Tulane are welcome to submit nominations, following these instructions: 

  • The nomination form should be thoroughly completed. 
  • At least one letter of support should be included with specific examples of how the nominated individual's efforts resulted in outstanding achievement in one of the categories listed above. 
  • Both the completed nomination form and letter(s) of support should be emailed to Will Ferbos, Associate Vice President for Institutional Affairs and Deputy Chief of Staff, at wferbos@tulane.edu by close of business Friday, November 4, 2022. 

    Please Note: All nomination forms and letters are kept in the strictest of confidence. 

2. Nominations are reviewed by the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity to verify that eligibility requirements have been met. 

3. The Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity contacts the immediate supervisor of the nominated individual to obtain approval for the nomination. 

4. The Awards Committee reviews nominations and submits recommendations to the senior administration of the University for final approval. 

For more information please contact Will Ferbos, Associate Vice President for Institutional Affairs and Deputy Chief of Staff, at 862-8370 or wferbos@tulane.edu.

Nomination Form