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2020 SAS Staff Excellence Recognition and COVID-19 Response Awards


Peter March, Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to announce both the third-annual SAS Staff Excellence Recognition Program and a special award recognizing extraordinary service during the pandemic: the SAS Staff COVID-19 Response Program.


SAS Staff Excellence Recognition Awards 

Dean March will recognize staff who have distinguished themselves in service excellence, dedication to the School of Arts and Sciences, and our students and constituents. The award criteria listed below incorporates values highlighted by a group of SAS staff.

Nominations for the SAS Staff Excellence Recognition Program for 2020 will be accepted starting on October 1, 2020. The deadline for nominations is November 2, 2020. Award winners will be recognized at a reception with the Executive Dean on a date to be determined based on the relevant state and university guidance when we are able to celebrate together again.

SAS Staff Excellence Recognition Program Information


SAS Staff COVID-19 Response Awards

We are pleased to announce SAS has added COVID-19 Response awards to the 2020 SAS Staff Excellence Recognition program to recognize those staff who through their efforts helped bring out what is best in the School of Arts and Sciences and Rutgers during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the School of Arts and Sciences reacted to the turbulent and chaotic time, we are extremely grateful for the dedication, high standards, and caring of our employees and community. Staff employees to be honored with these awards will have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to maintain critical operations, assist faculty and students in transitioning to online classes, support critical research or facilitate the shut-down and restart of research activities, and ensure the safety and well-being of others—all accomplished with emphasis on effectively supporting the academic mission of the school and the university during the pandemic.

You may know of a staff employee or team of staff employees who have shown innovation and persistence to facilitate learning, maintain business operations, and/or ensure students and employees in need or transition receive support. Please help SAS recognize and thank these staff members who have risen to the challenge of these unprecedented times in extraordinary ways.

SAS Staff COVID-19 Response Program Information