Nomination Procedure

The success of Cal Poly Humboldt depends on the dedication and experience of our staff. The Staff Recognition Awards began over 35 years ago and continues to be the primary recognition of staff contributions to the University. We welcome nominations of both state and auxiliary employees. These awards are not for students, management, or faculty employees, nor are the current members of Staff Council eligible (visit the Staff Council website to Meet Your Council Reps). Individuals may receive this award multiple times, but not in consecutive years. Please visit our Staff Recognition Awards webpage to see past winners.

Staff Council and the Office of the President are excited to support the recognition of the strengths and achievements of individual nominees and teams, especially highlighting areas of innovation, mentorship, service, resource stewardship, ethics, social justice and sustainability.  

Review Process

  1. Staff Council solicits nominations (December)
  2. Staff Council receives nominations (January)
  3. Staff Council reviews and forwards recommendations to President’s Office (February)
  4. President's Administrative Team reviews and approves recommendations (February)
  5. Recipients are announced (March) 

These awards are coordinated by the Office of the President and Humboldt Staff Council. The awards to individuals are supported by private funds contributed by alumni and other friends of the university. Staff Council will award teams in the form of a hosted luncheon in the spring.