Nominations for 2020-21 Chancellor’s Awards for Staff Due April 9

The Cathedral of Learning with flags on the lawn

The University seeks nominations for the 2020-2021 Chancellor’s Awards for Staff. The awards recognize staff members for performances that have consistently exceeded the standards and expectations of their position, and who also have made a significant impact on the University through their commitment to the institution, students, programs, their home communities and their University colleagues.

The Chancellor’s Awards for Staff are the highest honors the University of Pittsburgh grants to classified and union staff members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the University. Up to nine awards will be granted this year. The awards will recognize the diversity of all ranks of classified and union staff members and represent a cross-section of campus responsibility centers and the regional campuses.

Like the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching, Research, and Public Service Awards for Faculty, the Chancellor’s Awards for Staff will provide recognition within the campus community for the accomplishments of staff members. Award recipients will each will receive a $2,500 cash prize, be announced in a University news publication and as a more permanent tribute, have their names added to a plaque displayed in the William Pitt Union that is inscribed with the names of all recipients of the chancellor’s awards. 

Nominate a deserving colleague by submitting an electronic form via the Office of Human Resources website. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 9, 2021.

View past recipients of the Chancellor’s Awards for Staff.

Thank you for your help in ensuring that the special efforts of our colleagues are recognized and celebrated.

Due to the pandemic’s effect on the number of applications, we were unable to offer any awards in 2020. If you submitted a nomination last year and wish to renominate any deserving colleague, you must resubmit all application materials for consideration this year.