To recognize faculty, P&A, and civil service employees, who have made a significant impact on University Senate governance, demonstrated a longstanding commitment to University Senate governance, and served as an inspiration to others.


Must be a current member of the faculty or staff who has personal knowledge of the nominee's contribution/impact, length of service, and examples of how he/she has inspired others to serve in University Senate governance.


Must be a current member of the faculty or staff who has served at least six years (does not have to be consecutive years served) as one or more of the following: member or chair of a University Senate committee or subcommittee, University senator, P&A senator or alternate, Civil Service senator, University Senate parliamentarian, or University Senate clerk (Note: the University Senate Office will confirm nominee's eligibility and provide nominator with nominee's record of service.) 

Note: P&A employees who served on the Council of Academic Professionals and Administrators (CAPA) and/or the Academic Staff Advisory Council (ASAC) and civil service employees who served on the Civil Service Committee (CSC) may count these activities toward their years of service.

Selection Process

A selection committee, comprised of faculty, P&A, and civil service members from each of the respective consultative committees, may select up to one individual from each employee group for this recognition annually. However, if there are no nominations from any one of the groups, the selection committee may consider up to three individuals from any of the groups listed. The selection committee will have the final authority to grant the recognition.


Recipients will be recognized at the last University Senate meeting of the academic year and will be presented with a certificate of appreciation signed by the chair of the Senate Consultative Committee and the University president.

For questions about Outstanding Service to University Senate Governance, contact the University Senate Office at [email protected]