*Nominations are closed as of Aug. 6, 2023.
Nominations are now open for the 2023 Fall Staff Awards. The awards recognize the many contributions of university staff to Vanderbilt’s core goals and mission.
Save the date for Fall Staff Assembly
The winners of each award will be announced at the fourth annual Fall Staff Assembly, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21, 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 Sunday, Aug. 6.
Questions about the nomination process should be directed to the Human Resources Employee Learning and Engagement team at email@example.com.
2023 Fall Staff Awards categories
Community Impact Award
Awarded to a full-time staff member and/or staff group/team who represent(s) Vanderbilt University externally through community engagement, service, association leadership or other outreach that creates a better understanding of the university to those who are not necessarily a part of our immediate Vanderbilt “community.”
Professional Excellence Award
Awarded to a full-time staff member who contributes to Vanderbilt University’s success. The staff member has gone significantly above and beyond their specific job duties and has demonstrated excellence in supporting Vanderbilt’s mission. This individual positively influences the work environment, fosters cooperation, achieves goals, and/or overcomes obstacles while carrying out employment responsibilities.
Innovation Excellence Award
Awarded to a full-time staff member and/or staff group/team who demonstrate(s) excellence in innovation that has had a meaningful and significant impact on a process, program or initiative at Vanderbilt University. This individual and/or staff group/team has implemented or attempted a new system or approach in the past 12–18 months.
Research Excellence Award
Awarded to a full-time staff member and/or staff group/team whose efforts in support of research at Vanderbilt University have been exemplary and significantly impactful in the process of discovery or knowledge.
Student Impact Award
Awarded to a full-time staff member and/or staff group/team who has gone above and beyond to positively affect the quality of life of students at Vanderbilt University. This could be through access, resources, mentorship or service. The staff member and/or staff group/team should have a positive impact on the students’ continued success at Vanderbilt.
Leadership Excellence Award
Awarded to a full-time staff member who shows outstanding commitment to Vanderbilt University’s mission by exhibiting strong leadership, such as building engagement and trust, coaching and developing others, leading with courage and building partnerships, among other efforts. The staff member will show commitment to empowering, educating and supporting Vanderbilt colleagues.