Initiatives & Events

The Towson University Staff Council coordinates events and initiatives of interest to all TU staff.


  • Staff Salary Review


Staff Development Conference

TUSC organizes the annual TU Staff Development Conference. If you have an idea for next year’s conference, you may write to .  

Save the Date

25th Annual Staff Development Conference

25 Years of Inspiring Change
June 5, 2019

Social and Event Networking Group

The purpose of this workgroup is to explore, create and facilitate events and opportunities for university staff to develop a greater sense of community, service and citizenry both within the TU campus and the surrounding metropolitan area. All TU staff  are always welcome to attend any event. Have an event you would like to sponsor in your area?  Please send any suggestions to


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.

Nominations are due by November each year. 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. More information can be found in the 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. More information is available about the award, criteria and selection process.

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 Top Tiger Nomination Form. 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. If you have questions. you may contact the Awards & Elections Committee at .