The Mary Louise Kelley Staff Excellence Awards are given annually to recognize staff members of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who exhibited exceptional leadership qualities and positively impacted individuals, departments, or the College.  

Eligibility and criteria

  • All permanent full-time and part-time (50% or more) Professional & Scientific, Merit Exempt, and Merit staff employed in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are eligible to be nominated for this award.
  • Any CLAS employee may nominate a qualifying CLAS Staff member.  
  • This award recognizes employees who have provided exceptional service and whose contributions extend beyond those required by the job description. For the full list of criteria please refer to the nomination form.

Selection process

  • This award process is conducted annually. 
  • Nominations will be evaluated by members of the CLAS Staff Council Awards & Recognition Committee. 
  • More than one CLAS Staff Excellence Award may be awarded by the committee each year. 
  • Questions can be emailed to CLAS Staff Council at

Nominations due

Monday, April 15, 2024