Staff Awards of Excellence

Staff Awards of Excellence

The CSUDH staff plays a vital role in the success of the university and the accomplishment of our mission. The Staff Awards of Excellence program recognizes university staff in general, and three specific staff members who have gone above and beyond their normal job responsibilities to improve our campus community.


Three award categories recognize exemplary service that supports the goals and objectives in the university’s five year strategic plan. There is one winner per category:

  • Innovation Award
  • Student Success Award
  • Customer Service Award

Award recipients will each receive $1,000, a plaque, and recognition at the annual Staff Awards ceremony.


Any employee can nominate a staff member for the awards, but only eligible staff will be considered. The annual program will cover each fiscal year from July 1 through June 30. An announcement will be sent via email to the campus community regarding the nomination period and deadlines. See Nomination Guidelines for more information and to download a nomination form.

Staff Awards and Recognition Ceremony

Award recipients will be announced at the Staff Awards and Recognition Ceremony in the fall semester.

Staff Awards and Recognition Committee

The program will be run by a committee of staff members selected and invited based on recommendations from both the division vice presidents and Human Resources Management. The committee will review the approved applications and submit their recommendations to the university president, who shall make the final selections.

If you have any questions about the program or nomination procedures, please email