Nominations are sought from faculty, administrators, staff, and students in each school and major division to generate a large and diverse group of nominees. The internal nomination committee for each area then recommends to the provost, dean, or senior vice president candidates from among the nominees to endorse for the all-University Selection Committee for final selection.

Final selections will not be based solely on the quantity of supporting nomination submissions for each nominee, but on the examples submitted of how they meet each of the criteria competencies. Schools and units should not feel limited to a single nominee and may nominate more than one nominee.

It is important that the nomination process be an open one and should incorporate strategies to reach the entire community. It must reach out to the departmental level and not limit its focus to those who, due to the nature of their jobs, are most visible to school or administrative division heads.

The provost, dean of each school, and senior vice president of each administrative unit may form a local nomination committee that comprises various constituencies within their areas. Faculty presence on the nomination committee is recommended.

Submission of Nomination to the Selection Committee

The Human Resources Officer or Business Partner in each school or unit condenses the submissions for and submits the final nominations within the portal. These final submissions should have a maximum of 1,000 characters for each of the nine competencies. Note: We ask that each school or unit keep its final nominees confidential until the selection is completed.