2019 Presidential Award of Excellence


To present an annual award to PAT, OS  and EE staff members in recognition of outstanding  performance and distinguished service to the University of New Hampshire that aligns with the university's mission.


Nominees for the Presidential Award of Excellence must meet the following requirements. They must:  1) reside in a position classified as PAT (Professional, Administrative or Technical), EE (Extension Educator) or OS (Operating Staff);  2) have completed at least three years of service by May 1st.


All members of the university community, including leadership, supervisors/managers, peers, colleagues and students may nominate any qualified staff member by completing the Presidential Award of Excellence Nomination online form or by requesting a paper application from Human Resources and forwarding it to the Presidential Award of Excellence Peer Review Committee, c/o Human Resources, Nesmith Hall, by March 29, 2019. 


Nominations will be accepted from February 25 - March 29, 2019 (end of day) to be considered for this year's award. The Joint Review Committee will select 2 Professional, Administrative & Technical staff; 2 Operating staff and 1 Extension Educator  staff member. 

In January 2019, during an address to all members of the UNH community, President Dean shared his vision for the future of UNH through four strategic priorities that will guide the university's success, and help lead UNH towards a bold, overarching aspiration - to be among the top 25 public universities in the country in the most important measures of student success.  Therefore, this year's award recipients will be individuals selected by the committee based on their demonstrated excellence, contributions and impact connecting to these four strategic priorities:

  • Enhance Student Success and Well-Being
  • Expand Academic Excellence
  • Embrace New Hampshire
  • Build Financial Strength

Nominations are now CLOSED


The  2019 awards were presented by UNH President James W. Dean, Jr. during the Staff Recognition Program, held on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Granite State Room, Memorial Union Building, Durham - from 10:30am to 11:45am. This event was open to the entire UNH community.

VIEW PAST RECIPIENTS:  Please visit the new UNH Awards site for past recipients of the Presidential Award of Excellence, as well as other awards for UNH Faculty, Staff AND Students!