President's Awards for Excellence

The awards recognize PAT, OS, and EE staff members for outstanding performance and distinguished service to the University of New Hampshire and its mission.

Do you work with or interact with a UNH staff member (OS, PAT, or EE) whose work and commitment make a significant impact and contribution to our UNH Community? Our 2,000+ UNH staff work in hundreds of various roles, in locations across the state and around the world, and every one of them is valued and important in their contributions to the university. We encourage you to take the time to submit a nomination on behalf of that staff member who is making a difference, going above and beyond, and who demonstrates outstanding performance and service in their role within the University. Share their story and help us to learn about and celebrate the ways this individual helps move UNH forward. This is a peer-nomination award. All members of the university community including supervisors/managers, peers, colleagues, and students, may nominate any qualified staff member by completing the President’s Awards for Excellence nomination form. Nominations will be accepted for consideration until April 19, 2024.


Nominees for the President’s Awards for Excellence must work in a position classified as PAT (Professional, Administrative or Technical), EE (Extension Educator, excluding C.O.C.L.E.A.R.* Faculty), or OS (Operating Staff).


All members of the university community, including leadership, supervisors/managers, peers, colleagues, and students may nominate any qualified staff member by completing the President’s Awards for Excellence Nomination online form.


Nominations will be accepted until April 19th, 2024 and reviewed by a joint staff committee.**
The 2024 award recipients will be chosen based on demonstrated excellence in making UNH a better place to live, learn, and work every day.


  • *  C.O.C.L.E.A.R. Definition:  In addition to Tenured and Tenure Track faculty, the university considers the designation of the term "faculty" if you fall into one of the following categories: Clinical, Online Professional, Contract, Lecturer, Extension, Alternative Security (Law), Research
  • **Joint Review Committee - made up of members of the OS, PAT, & EE staff councils and the President's and Provost’s Office.