Staff Awards

The Texas A&M University-San Antonio staff awards will be given annually to recognize and appreciate staff members who exemplify outstanding performance with a focus on the University’s core values – Build, Impact, Transform

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be a Texas A&M University-San Antonio staff member employed in a full-time (20 hours or more per week) budgeted position.
  • Employees in positions requiring student status are not eligible.
  • Employees who have retired during the year of the award are eligible for nomination.
  • Nominees must be in good standing with their department and the University as evidenced by a current satisfactory performance evaluation.
  • Nominees must have been employed in a full time position on or before September 1, 2019 of the fiscal year.
  • Employees at or above the vice president or equivalent level are not eligible for nomination.
  • Nominations have to be submitted by Friday, September 18, 2020.

Nomination and Selection Process

  • Applications will be open for 3-4 weeks beginning mid-August
  • All employees are eligible to submit nominations.
  • There will be a designated selection committee appointed by the President’s Cabinet to review the nominations and select the winners.

Nomination includes: (1) A completed nomination form; (2) one-page nomination letter addressing each area of criteria for the award; (3) one additional letter of support from another faculty, staff, or student.

Recipients Earn

  • Commemorative plaque
  • $1,000.00 (AFTER TAXES AND REQUIRED DEDUCTIONS)
  • Jaguar Excellence Award (group): $1000.00 will be given to the group to be used internally

Click below for a more detailed listing of eligibility for each award.


  • Employee has taken calculated risks to better the university, its employees, or its students.
  • Employee has displayed tactful change when met with adversity.
  • This employee has displayed innovation.
  • This employee displays a positive attitude and a continual pursuit in excellence in all assigned and unassigned tasks.
  • Employee consistently demonstrates contributions and commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment.

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  • Employee has worked in higher education for less than 5 years.
  • Employee does not serve in a managerial role.
  • Has a high degree of integrity and loyalty to the mission, vision, and values of the university.
  • Performs all aspects of their job in an exemplary manner.
  • Promotes and maintains professionalism in their role.
  • Provides the highest level of service to the university and always willing to go the extra mile.
  • Demonstrates strong, innovative leadership and accepts responsibilities with a positive attitude.
  • Employee consistently demonstrates contributions and commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment.

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  • Employee has worked in higher education for more than 5 years
  • Employee serves in a managerial role
  • Has a high degree of integrity and loyalty to the mission, vision, and values of the university
  • Demonstrates high level of dedication, initiative and cooperation in job responsibilities
  • Shows commitment to programming and/or process improvement that contributes to the development of students and the university
  • Displays a professional demeanor with students and staff
  • Collaborates with other departments to create synergy across the division and university
  • Demonstrates strong, innovative leadership and accepts responsibilities with a positive attitude
  • Employee consistently demonstrates contributions and commitment and to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment.

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Given to program that demonstrates creativity, innovation, and appeals to a diverse body of students or staff. The nominees should exemplify our core value of COLLABORATION and be a shining example of a partnership.

Nomination can include a task force or committee that has successfully executed/supported a recent campus initiative

  • Task force or committees are made up of three or more members.
  • The initiative or program should have had a positive impact on student and/or staff.
  • Reflect and strengthen the University’s values and goals in alignment with our strategic plan.
  • Program or projects demonstrate contributions and commitment and to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment.
  • Be effective with relation to its stated goals.

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The Nomination form is now closed.