President's Award for Distinguished Service by Unclassified Professionals

Nominees should have provided exemplary, dedicated and caring service to WSU that is beyond the expectations of the duties and responsibilities of their position. They must have a .5 or greater appointment as an Unclassified Professional Staff.

The deadline to submit a nomination has passed for 2016.

Nomination tips for the President's Distinguished Service Award for the Unclassified Professional Senate

The Nomination Form is submitted by one individual.  Up to three additional letters of support may be submitted.  If more than three arrive, the committee chairperson will contact the person on the nomination form to decide which three will be reviewed by the committee. 

No additional materials will be reviewed by the committee. 

Nomination forms and/or letters may be submitted as hard-copy or electronically.  Electronic submission is preferred, but method of submission will have no effect on the selection process.

Nomination letters and the nomination forms should be no more than two pages in length each.

Each year begins a new process.  People who have been previously nominated but have not won the award may be nominated again.  Previous award winners are not eligible nominees.

The selection committee will be judging submitted material on the following criteria. 

The committee will award points in 4 categories:


Years of service 1/2 point for each year as an Unclassified Professional at WSU
Exemplary Service Up to 50 Points for performance above and beyond job expectations
Dedicated Service Up to 50 Points for loyal, passionate and progressive service
Caring Service Up to 50 points for being a caring team member, assisting others


These criteria will be used to facilitate discussions by the selection committee and will not be a hard and fast point system for selection.

Performance above and beyond expectations will usually include contributions beyond the department and requirements of the position.

Nominators can include information about service to the WSU community as well as service to the Wichita community; each service type should be detailed separately. More weight will be given to activities serving the WSU community but both will be considered.

Three people will be selected for awards by the Unclassified Professional Senate Awards Committee each year.  The top nominee will be named the Wayne Carlisle Award recipient. 

All submitted materials become the property of the selection committee.