Exempt Staff Development Award Nomination Form

The Office of the Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences has established an Exempt Staff Development Award designed to recognize the exceptional contributions and achievements of our exempt staff in the College.  Each year, the award will be given in the form of funds to be accessed to support a professional development activity or the purchase of work-related equipment or materials.


All regular, full or part-time exempt employees within the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible each year (except those award recipients from the preceding two years). Nominees must have been employed in the College for at least twelve consecutive months prior to nomination.

Guidelines for Nomination

Each year department or unit heads may nominate exempt staff within her/his program to receive a grant award of $1,000.00 for professional development activity support or the purchase of work related equipment/materials (Note: equipment or supplies purchased with the award are NMSU property).

Nominations are made by electronic submission on the form below.

The number of awards each year will be determined by available fund amounts in the College.

Criteria for Award

Nominations should attest to one or more of the following:

  1. Outstanding service to others
  2. A sustained commitment to excellence in work performance
  3. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of a truly diverse unit or College
  4. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of collegiality and civility
  5. Demonstrated support of one or more of the core values of the College

Selection and Award Procedure

The selection committee will review all nominations and select the awardees. The committee will be comprised of: Two exempt staff members, at least one of whom received the award within the previous two years, a faculty member, and a College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean (who selects the staff representatives on the selection committee each year).

Nominations are due by 11:59 PM Friday, March 17, 2017

AFTER YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JIM MURPHY at murphy@ad.nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate the name of the person you have submitted the Exempt Staff Development award on behalf of. Thanks.

Award recipient(s) will be announced during April 2017.

Professional Staff Development Award Nomination Form
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