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 or 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 program primarily staffed by non-instructional administrative and professional academic staff 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.

2022 Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards Nominations

Submission Deadline: February 18, 2022

The 2022 Regents Academic Excellence Awards are expected to be presented at the June 10, 2022 Board of Regents meeting.

Review Guidelines & Submit Nominations

Recent Academic Staff Excellence Award Recipients

2022

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is honoring the 2022 recipients of the Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its meeting on June 10, 2022, at UW-Milwaukee.

The 2022 recipients include two individuals and one program:

  • Robin Jens, Assistant Dean of Student Services, College of Nursing, and Interim Student Service Director, Zilber School of Public Health, UW-Milwaukee
  • Ann Lawton, Violence Prevention Coordinator, Lecturer in Art, and Art Therapist, Student Health and Counseling Services, UW-River Falls
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, UW-Eau Claire

News release: Regents announce Academic Staff Excellence Awards for 2022: Educators in Eau Claire, Milwaukee, and River Falls recognized for work to support student success

Photo of Robin Jens, UW-Milwaukee, recipient of 2022 Academic Staff Excellence Award

Robin Jens

Assistant Dean of Student Services, College of Nursing, and Interim Student Service Director, Zilber School of Public Health, UW-Milwaukee

Profile of Robin Jens, UW-Milwaukee pdf

Photo of Ann Lawton, UW-River Falls, recipient of 2022 Academic Staff Excellence Award

Ann Lawton

Violence Prevention Coordinator, Lecturer in Art, and Art Therapist, Student Health and Counseling Services, UW-River Falls

Profile of Ann Lawton, UW-River Falls pdf

Photo of staff in UW-Eau Claire's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2022 recipient of the Academic Staff Excellence Award

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

UW-Eau Claire

Profile of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, UW-Eau Claire pdf

Award accepted by Dr. Angie Stombaugh, director,  on behalf of CETL staff.

Pictured: CETL staff (from left): Avonlea Hanson, Kelly Austin, Katie Larson, Angie Stombaugh, Cindy Albert, and Tiffany Lewis