The Inclusive Excellence Award was established in 2018 by the Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity to honor staff members who embody the university’s commitment to growing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning, living, and working environment. The recipients affirm that diversity, inclusion and equity are foundations on which our communities thrive and have contributed to this foundation in significant ways. The awards, which consist of a plaque and $1,500, will be presented to two recipients during the annual Staff Recognition Week Awards Ceremony.
The Outstanding Staff Awards are given yearly during Staff Recognition Week. Nominations for these awards are accepted at the beginning of every year. A committee comprised of Staff Advisory Council members and staff-at-large will make the selections. Any staff member (except Staff Advisory Council members), faculty member, student, alumni or retiree from the university may submit nominations.
Eligible applicants must be full time (>75% FTE) permanent University of Missouri (Columbia Campus) staff members, non-hospital, without academic appointment and who are not on probation and have successfully completed six months of continuous employment with MU by the application deadline. Current SAC members are not eligible while serving their term.