Annual Staff Awards

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2023 Annual Staff Awards!

The Staff Awards nomination process is now open! Please take the time to recognize your colleagues for their significant contributions to UMKC.

Nominations may come from staff, faculty and students. All nominations will be reviewed by a committee of members from across campus. These awards will be presented to staff at the annual Staff Awards event in the spring.

List of Awards and Descriptions

Campus Awards:
The following awards will each be presented to one individual who best exhibits the qualifications outlined in the award description.

Living the Values Staff Award:
The Living the Values Staff Award will be awarded to staff members from across campus. The campus has been divided by college, school, division or into a group and each group will have their own nomination and selection process. More information about this process will be sent out to individuals by their unit. Please refer to the Unit Breakdown and Contact List below for contacts related to deadlines and process information.

Nomination Process:

To nominate an individual, please fill out the online Qualtrics submission form. Each nominee must have two submissions to be considered.

The deadline for submission of nomination materials for Campus Awards is extended to Friday, February 10, 2023.

Past Staff Award Recipients:


Living the Values Award Unit Breakdown and Contact List:

Chancellor's Office, UMKC Foundation, Diastole, National Museum of Toys & Miniatures, Diversity & Inclusion, External Relations & Constituent Engagement, Human Resources, and Provost OperationsMegan Gonzalez""
Curriculum & Assessment, Faculty Affairs & Faculty Support, Institutional Effectiveness, International Affairs, School of Graduate StudiesNancy Hoover ""
Information Services
Student Affairs
Dr. Teresa Huff-Pomstra ""
Student Success & Academic AssuranceDoug Swink ""
UMKC Innovative Center
University LibrariesCindy Thompson""
MCOMKady McMaster""
KCURAllyson Lawson ""
Intercollegiate Athletics
VC Administration & FinanceHeather Swanson""
Research ServicesSandy Wilson""
Institute for Human DevelopmentBrandon King ""
Missouri Institute Defense & EnergyScott Weaver ""
School of DentistryDr. Keerthana Satheesh ""
School of Education, Social Work & Psychological SciencesLaRae Vowell""
School of Humanities & Social SciencesAlex Holsinger""
School of Law
Janet Rogers ""
Bloch School of ManagementMary Morgan""
School of MedicineLaTanya Woods""
School of Nursing & Health StudiesSally Ellis-Fletcher""
School of PharmacyDr. Amanda Stahnke""
School of Science & Engineering
UMKC ConservatoryJennifer Burrus""