2022-2023 Recipients of the Distinguished Administrator Award

2022-2023 Distinguished Administrator Award honorees with Executive Vice President Marty Dorph, left, and Interim Vice President, Human Resources Trish Holland, right. Credit: Myaskovsky, Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

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 have closed for academic year 2022-2023.

The nomination period for academic year 2023-2024 will open in the late fall. Current faculty, administrators, and staff will be invited to submit nominations at that time

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.

To determine the recipients, the Selection Committee reviews the nominations anonymously and considers many characteristics. The Committee does not review the quantity of nominations, but rather the quality shown in the below criteria. Each nominee should excel in one or more of the following areas:


  • A VPN connection is required when accessing the nomination portal off-campus.
  • We encourage nominators to view the form and then draft their nomination as a Word/Google Doc to have a back-up of your submission that can be cut/pasted into the criteria categories.
  • Save your work frequently.
  • Once your nomination is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email to your Net-ID email alias. 

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.


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


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.


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 ...


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


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.
  • NYU community members are invited to champion deserving administrators, but all employees should refrain from any activity that comes across as campaigning on their own behalf for nominations. This will result in a disqualification.

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 2022-2023 Recipients

Holly Halmo
University Enrollment Management

Daniel Larsen
Tisch School of the Arts

Andrew Maliszewski

William McCormack
Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Stephen Polniaszek
Student Affairs

Amanda Regalado
Abu Dhabi NY
Tara Rock
Arts and Science
Ankita Sriprasad
Office of General Counsel

Archive of Distinguished Administrator Award Recipients