The annual Distinguished Administrator Award recognizes outstanding administrative and professional performance and inclusive excellence that help NYU meet its strategic initiatives and contribute to the attainment of University goals.

Criteria and Eligibility

Nominations for academic year 2021-2022 are accepted from December 13, 2021 to January 27, 2022 February 3, 2022. Faculty, administrators, staff, and students are invited to submit nominations at that time.

The Selection Committee will consider many characteristics to determine the winners, but the criteria will be used extensively. None of the award criteria should preclude any administrator at any Band level; for administrators with roles in Band 52 or 53 which may not have University-wide impact, nominators should elaborate on significant contributions the nominee has made within their role, department, or school or unit. Each nominee should excel in one or more of the following areas:

The 2021-2022 nomination period is now closed. Thank you for your interest. View the 2021-2022 recipients below.

Operational Excellence

Significant changes, modifications, or approaches that enhance work productivity, efficiency, and quality that are impactful for either the entire community, individual department, or respective school or unit.

Exceptional Service

Ensuring each interaction with internal and external customers is positive and effective.

Impact

Accomplishments that have a positive impact on the entire department, school, or unit or across parts of the University.


Communication

Building interactions and partnerships that produce results and leave others feeling welcomed, respected, and valued, regardless of cultural, ethnic, racial, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, and other human differences.

Integrity

Demonstrating honesty and adherence to the highest standards of moral and ethical values and principles through personal and professional behavior.

Diversity and Inclusion

Fostering commitment to values of diversity in performance of responsibilities, and in interactions with members of the NYU community ...


Leadership

Developing and inspiring others to achieve extraordinary results. (This definition of leadership does not necessitate people-leadership; nominees can lead by their exemplary behavior.)

Innovation

Developing an innovative process or procedure that directly impacts the University community in a positive manner.

Voluntary Community Service

Influences and enhances the NYU and/or local New York community.


To Submit a Nomination

  • Launch the online nomination portal during the nomination period. Nominators may access the portal on the campus network (recommended), or off-site securely with VPN installed and connected. Once accessed, enter the nominee's name or NetID, select that administrator name from the dropdown list, then select Search on the upper right section. The maximum length of submission comments is 600 characters.
  • You can save your nomination in progress, and return to it later. It is recommended to save frequently while composing your nomination in the portal by using the Save for Later button. It is also recommended to save the text of your nominations offline as well.
  • Nominators receive a confirmation email to their NetID@nyu.edu address when their nomination is successfully submitted. Didn't receive an email? Contact PeopleLink.

Recognition of Winners

University Recognition

The recipients of the Distinguished Administrator Award will be announced in the spring. The winners are honored with a festive celebration hosted by NYU's Executive Vice President. Winners receive a certificate of achievement and a monetary gift.

Local Recognition

An award recipient's school or administrative division may host an event to celebrate this honor or recognize nominees. Awardees should also be featured in newsletters and/or other appropriate communications or publications of the school or administrative unit.

For More Information

Contact NYU PeopleLink at askpeoplelink@nyu.edu or 212-992-LINK (5465).


Eligible Roles:
New York University administrators and professional staff are eligible to receive the award, however the following positions are not eligible:

  • Dean, Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Vice President, Senior/Associate/Assistant Vice President
  • Provost, Associate/Assistant Vice Provost
  • Others with major University-wide responsibilities

Congratulations to 2021-2022 Recipients

Kerry D’Aiuto
College of Dentistry

Matt Huck
Student Affairs, Athletics

Gary Leist
Campus Safety

Stephanie Santiago
Liberal Studies, Arts and Science

Rajiv Singh
Finance and Campus Services

Michelle Thompson Gumbs
Division of Libraries

Isabella Villacampa
Student Affairs, Student Life

Chris Woods
Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation

Archive of Distinguished Administrator Award Recipients