The purpose of the Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards is to recognize the dedicated work, vital services, and outstanding contributions of the UW System’s non-instructional academic staff.

Two awards of $7,500 each will be made to non-instructional administrative and professional academic staff members in recognition of their exceptional service to the university.  The funds for these awards are designated to support professional development or other activities approved by the recipients that enhance a university program or function.

An additional award of $7,500 will be made to a non-instructional academic staff program in recognition of the important role played by academic staff in supporting students and their success.  The funds for this award are designated to support program enhancements such as the staff recipients’ professional development or program-related supplies and expenses, or for other activities approved by the staff recipients that enhance a university program or function.

The awards process is administered by the systemwide Office of Academic and Student Affairs.

2020 Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards Nominations

Submission Deadline: TBA

The 2020 Regents Academic Excellence Awards are expected to be presented at the June 5, 2019 Board of Regents meeting at UW-Milwaukee.

Check back soon for more information about the nomination process.

Recent Academic Staff Excellence Award Recipients

2019

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored the 2019 recipients of the Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its meeting on June 7, 2019 at UW-Milwaukee.

The 2019 recipients include two individuals and one program:

  • Elaina Koltz, Financial Aid Advisor, Veteran Services, UW-Green Bay
  • Mark Klapatch, Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor, Sustainability/Facilities Management, UW-River Falls
  • UW-Parkside Library, UW-Parkside

News release: Regents’ 2019 Academic Staff Excellence Awards announced

Photo of Elaina Koltz (holding plaque) with (from left) President Ray Cross, Regent Janice Mueller, Regent Drew Petersen, and Regent Scott Beightol

Elaina Koltz

Financial Aid Advisor, Veteran Services, UW-Green Bay

Profile of Elaina Koltz

Photo of Mark Klapatch (holding plaque) with (from left) UW System President Ray Cross, Regent Bob Atwell, Regent Drew Petersen, and Regent Janice Mueller

Mark Klapatch

Sustainability & Custodial Supervisor, Sustainability/Facilities Management, UW-River Falls

Profile of Mark Klapatch

Photo of the UW System Board of Regents 2019 Academic Staff Excellence Award in the Program category being awarded to the UW-Parkside Library. (from left) Ray Cross, UW System President; Laura Briskie, Research Help and Instruction Librarian; Anna Stadick, Library Director; Regent Drew Petersen; Xou Lee Va Vang, Research Help and Instruction Librarian; Paige Barreto, Outreach and Marketing Librarian; Dina Kaye, Head of Library Collections; Melissa Olson, Head of Archives; Rebecca Robbennolt, Archivist and Records Manager; and Regent Janice Mueller (not pictured) Heather Spencer, Access Service Technology Coordinator; Liz Antaramian, Library and Archives Assistant; Dave Gehring, Access Services Manager; Jay Dougherty, Head of Library Systems; Brian Dorband, Acquisitions Supervisor; Jennie Callas, Head of Reference and Instruction; Becky Tolejano, Library Technology Support; Shauna Edson, Instructional Design Librarian; and Jean Hrpcek, Administrative Assistant

UW-Parkside Library

UW-Parkside

Profile of UW-Parkside Library

(from left) Ray Cross, UW System President; Laura Briskie, Research Help and Instruction Librarian; Anna Stadick, Library Director; Regent Drew Petersen; Xou Lee Va Vang, Research Help and Instruction Librarian; Paige Barreto, Outreach and Marketing Librarian; Dina Kaye, Head of Library Collections; Melissa Olson, Head of Archives; Rebecca Robbennolt, Archivist and Records Manager; and Regent Janice Mueller

(not pictured) Heather Spencer, Access Service Technology Coordinator; Liz Antaramian, Library and Archives Assistant; Dave Gehring, Access Services Manager; Jay Dougherty, Head of Library Systems; Brian Dorband, Acquisitions Supervisor; Jennie Callas, Head of Reference and Instruction; Becky Tolejano, Library Technology Support; Shauna Edson, Instructional Design Librarian; and Jean Hrpcek, Administrative Assistant