Purpose

To recognize and reward staff for exemplary service to the University and/or to the community.

Scope of Concern

  1. Administer and manage awards that recognize staff contributions, including:
    • Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award
    • UI Outstanding Staff Award
    • David J. Skorton Staff Excellence Award in Service to the University of Iowa
    • Richard E. Gibson Award for Merit Staff
    • Distinguished Leadership in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Staff Award¬†
  2. Call for nominations for the awards in the fall of each year.
  3. Review submissions in terms of requirements.
  4. Convene a Selections Committee to evaluate and determine the awards for nominated staff, to include Council Past President and Council Awards Committee chair(s)
  5. Arrange a reception for all nominees and their nominator(s).
  6. Notify recipients and other nominees.
  7. Notify Council, Office of the President, University organizations, Public Relations, and other appropriate media.
  8. Report activities to the Council.

Chair: Teri Schnelle and Kathleen Tandy
Send questions to staffawards@uiowa.edu

Committee Members

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Teri Schnelle

Title/Position
Division of Student Life
Kathleen Tandy

Kathleen Tandy

Title/Position
Graduate College Organization Representative
Neda Barrett

Neda Barrett, Executive Committee Member at-large 2023-2024

Title/Position
Human Resources Function Representative
Joe Herwehe

Joe Herwehe

Title/Position
College of Dentistry Organizational Representative
Molly James

Molly James, Executive Committee Member at-large 2023-2024

Title/Position
College of Nursing Organization Representative
James Jorris

James Jorris, Staff Council President

Title/Position
Behavioral Health & Health Care Function Representative
Evans Ochola

Evans Ochola

Title/Position
Academic Support Services and Libraries Function Representative
Yelena Perkhounkova

Yelena Perkhounkova

Title/Position
Research; Scientific Services Function Representative
Molly Rechkemmer

Molly Rechkemmer

Title/Position
Academic Support Services and Libraries Function Representative