Nominations open for Spring Staff Awards; save the date for staff assembly on May 22

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Spring Staff Awards. The awards recognize the many contributions of university staff to Vanderbilt’s core goals and mission.  

Nomination guidelines and award amounts. >> 

Save the date for Spring Staff Assembly 

The winners of each award will be announced at the third annual Spring Staff Assembly, scheduled for Monday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m. CT in the Student Life Center Ballroom. More details about the event will be announced later.  

Who can nominate? 

Nominations can be submitted by staff, students, faculty or postdoctoral scholars using the online nomination form through Friday, March 10.  

2023 Spring Staff Awards categories 

Vanderbilt Early Impact Award  

Awarded to a full-time staff member who has worked at Vanderbilt University for a minimum of one year and less than five years and has exhibited excellent performance that shows promise of future growth in his/her/their field. This individual exemplifies professionalism and has made significant contributions as a junior staff member at Vanderbilt.  

Nominate a colleague for the Vanderbilt Early Impact Award. >>  

Mentorship Excellence Award  

Awarded to a full-time staff member who serves as a role model by inspiring colleagues and promoting professional development. This individual demonstrates excellence in mentorship, fosters greater individual contributions and/or greater team cooperation, and embodies Vanderbilt University’s mission, goals and values.  

Nominate a colleague for the Mentorship Excellence Award. >>  

One Vanderbilt Excellence Award  

Awarded to a staff team, department and/or group that has demonstrated collaborative excellence on behalf of the university community. The team has worked across the university on a project, significant effort or initiative that advances Vanderbilt’s mission.  

Nominate a team for the One Vanderbilt Excellence Award. >> 

Diversity Leadership Award  

Awarded to a full-time staff member who has exhibited an outstanding commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and has demonstrated exemplary contributions to developing a culturally diverse and welcoming university community reflective of inclusive excellence.   

Nominate a colleague for the Diversity Leadership Award. >> 

Commodore Award  

Awarded to full-time regular staff members who have made significant contributions to Vanderbilt University’s pursuit of excellence in education, research and community service. One award is presented to hourly staff and one to salaried staff.  

Nominate a colleague for the Commodore Award. >>