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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Board of Trustees’
Professional Excellence Award for Administrative Service Faculty

Minnesota State University, Mankato
December 8, 2016


The Board of Trustees Professional Excellence Award for Administrative Service Faculty is intended to recognize outstanding service to our universities and to the system. The award proclaims, on behalf of the entire system, the Board of Trustees' pride in the dedication and accomplishment of service faculty in contributing to students' growth and development. The award recognizes the key role that service faculty fulfill at our system's universities in advising and counseling students, in the recruitment, retention, and placement of students; in residential life programming, facilitation of student groups and student leadership, and other involvement in university and community activities. The award reflects the commitment of the system to serving the citizens of Minnesota by providing the best college and university instruction.


Nominees and the awardee will be honored at the board's "Celebrating Excellence" event on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The awardee will receive $5,000.  

MSU Process:

  • December 8, 2016: Call for nominations is shared with the campus community.  (See nomination form)
  • January 11, 2017: Nominations due to HR.
  • By January 16, 2017: Selection committee (consisting of the below) submits nominee recommendation to President Davenport.
    • HR Representative (Sheri Sargent)
    • Administrator (TBD)
    • Administrator (TBD)
    • MSUAASF Member (TBD)
    • MSUAASF Member (TBD)
  • By January 20, 2016 President Davenport selects nominee. President/Committee notifies selected nominee and other nominees.
  • Jan 21 – Feb. 8, 2017 Nominee creates portfolio. Nomination committee creates and provides President's Recommendation Packet.
  • By February 10, 2017 President Davenport submits the President's Recommendation Packet and nominee portfolio to the Board of Trustees (due no later than February 14, 2017).
  • April 19, 2017 Awards for accomplishments through academic year 2016-2017 will be bestowed by the Board of Trustees.

Eligibility Criteria:

At the time of their nomination, nominees must have been employed for a minimum of five consecutive years with a Minnesota State University. Of these five years, the two most recent years must be in the ASF member's current position. The remaining three years must be either: a) in any position (excluding student employment) within the university in which the individual is currently employed, or b) in any ASF position at any Minnesota State University.

Nomination Process:

Members of the campus community are encouraged to nominate ASF colleagues who you believe should be considered for this nomination.  Please complete the nomination form on why you believe this person should be nominated for this award.