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.

2021 Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards Nominations

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2021

The 2021 Regents Academic Excellence Awards are expected to be presented at the June 3-4, 2021 Board of Regents meeting.

Review Guidelines & Submit Nominations

Recent Academic Staff Excellence Award Recipients

2020

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents plans to honor the 2020 recipients of the Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its meeting on June 3-4, 2021.

The 2020 recipients include two individuals and one program:

  • Denise Olstinske, Administrative Program Manager III, College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies, UW-Parkside
  • Jenice Meyer, Community Engagement Director, Center for Community Engaged Learning, UW-Superior
  • We Are Falcons, UW-River Falls

News release: Regents announce Academic Staff Excellence Awards for 2020