Awards & Elections Committee

Board of Regents Awards

A CUSS (Council of University System Staff) initiative, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Staff awards represents the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Regents for achievements of Exempt and Nonexempt staff employees from institutions within the University System of Maryland .  The nominee’s success should be beyond the scope of their full-time professional responsibilities.  These awards are based on the quality of the nominee’s work within their institution, community or surrounding environment.  The awards are measured by the IMPACT the nominee makes within the five award categories listed below.

Every year nominations are taken for the following awards:

  1. Exceptional contribution to the institution and/or unit
  2. Outstanding service to students in an academic or residential environment
  3. Extraordinary public service to the university or the greater community
  4. Effectiveness and efficiency regarding an academic or administrative transformation with a savings of $10,000 or more
  5. Inclusion, Multiculturalism, and Social justice.

The final award recipients will receive a $2000 stipend, a plaque, and publicity of their honor. Recent TU winners of the prestigious system-wide honor include Cyndi Zimmerman, Susan Weininger, Jeffery Klupt, Stephen Kolb, Jayne French, and Katie Simmons-Barth.

Board of Regents Nomination Information Packet

President’s Staff Award for Distinguished Service to the University

The award is given to a staff member who has dedicated twenty or more years to their profession with at least 15 years of service at Towson University. The staff recipient will be an individual who has made a significant contribution through his or her work and participation in university affairs. The recipient of the award will receive $2,500. 

Judging Criteria

Among the factors to be considered are: (1) extraordinary effort as an employee; (2) extraordinary service of twenty or more years to their profession and at least fifteen at Towson University; (3) achievements/accomplishments made while working at TU; (4) evidence of direct impact working for or with students. Nominations are comprised of: A nomination cover letter signed by the nominator and the nominee’s resume. Any member of the campus community may submit a nomination.

The Towson University Staff Council (TUSC) Awards Committee will receive and review all nominations and submit three finalists to the president. The President in consultation with the representatives from the Committee will select the recipient of the award and the winner will be announced in will be announced in the Spring. The award is presented at the Service Awards Breakfast in May.

Top Tiger Award

Towson University faculty, staff and students can nominate staff members for the TUSC Top Tiger award. This award is designed to recognize staff that go above and beyond their normal duties.

If you have received exemplary service from a staff member, please fill out the form below. Two winners will be drawn monthly at TUSC meetings and announced on the Daily Digest. Winners will receive a $10 meal ticket to have lunch courtesy of TUSC.  Top Tiger Nomination Form

If you have questions. you may contact the Awards & Elections Committee at .