This award recognizes those individuals (previously nominated for values and strategic imperative recognition) who have demonstrated noteworthy achievement at the university level.

Criteria: This award recognizes employees that best exemplify University values or demonstrated the most progress toward achievement of one of the four strategic imperatives.

Process:
a. A committee within each division will review nominees from each of the three recognition categories and select award winners three times per year from each nomination/award category (Strategic Imperative, Values and Cross-Divisional). The number of winners eligible will be based on the head count for each division. Academic Affairs is eligible to award four employees in each of the three categories with a 1:3 staff to faculty ratio for a total of twelve each period, Business and Finance three in each category for a total of nine each period, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, two in each category totaling six each period, University Advancement, one in each category for a total of three each period and the President’s Division, one in each category for a total of three each period. Winners will be announced at the beginning of the next period.

b. Award winners will select an award from the Divisional Awards list. A lottery drawing may be used for some awards that are limited in nature.

c. Divisional Best of the West administrator will forward the University Best of the West administrator a listing of Divisional Award winners along with their award selection. University Best of the West administrator distributes the selected awards.

d. Divisional award winners are part of pool of applicants eligible for the employee, faculty, or staff member of the year award.

e. Divisional award winners will be recognized at a division meeting and at the annual end of year celebration.