BOR Staff Awards

Board of Regents' Staff Awards

The Board of Regents' Staff Awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Regents (BOR) for the achievements of exempt and non-exempt staff employees at System institutions. The awards are presented to employees who have demonstrated excellence in one of the five categories (click on each for more information):

  1. Exceptional Contribution to the Institution and/or Unit to Which the Person Belongs (click for more)

  2. Outstanding Service to Students in an Academic or Residential Environment (click for more)

  3. Extraordinary Public Service to the University or Greater Community (click for more)

  4. Effectiveness and Efficiency (click for more)

  5. Inclusion, Multiculturalism, and Social Justice (click for more)

In most categories, two awards will be given - one for an exempt employee and one for a non-exempt employee. In the Effectiveness and Efficiency category, the award can be given to two employees of the same classification. Each awardee will receive a $2,000 stipend and a commemorative plaque.

Eligibility (click for more)

Nomination Package Requirements (click for more)


Submission and Selection Processes

Please send completed packets to the Senate Office ( If you would like guidance as you compile your packet, the Senate Office staff can assist with that, as well. 

The Senate Staff Affairs Committee will collect submissions, fully consider all nominees, and make final recommendations to the President in January 2022. Finalists (nominators and/or nominees) will be invited to meet with a member of the President's Office in order to develop a letter of endorsement from the President, which will accompany all final packages. The President will select and forward the final campus nominees to the USM. The USM's staff awards committee will review nomination packages and submit recommendations for awards to the BOR. Recipients will be announced in July 2022 with a formal presentation of the award by the BOR in Fall 2023.


BORSA Nomination Packet


UMD Board of Regents' Staff Awards Winners





UMD Board of Regents' Staff Awards Nominees and Finalists