Presidential Recognition Awards Process for Review of Nominations

The review process for the Presidential Recognition Awards is coordinated by the Department of Human Resources in partnership with the Staff Association. 


  • Nominations will be collected by the Director of the Department of Human Resources.

  • The Director of the Department of Human Resources will convene a committee to review the nominations.  These seven members from across campus will serve for one year and will remain anonymous to campus.

  • A committee member who is nominated for an award will not serve on the committee. Instead, an alternate will be named to the committee.

  • The current President of the Staff Association will participate in the selection meeting.  Selection will be through consensus of the committee members. 

  • The committee will select one winner for each of the four awards which will include a certificate, a lapel pin, and a $1000 award.

  • If no nominee is determined to meet all the criteria, an award will not be made. 

  • These awards will be presented at the annual SMU Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony.

  • Winners are ineligible to receive the award the following year.