2021 President’s Achievement Award: Call for Nominations

Nov. 15, 2021

On November 15, President Christopher L. Eisgruber emailed all staff about the nomination process for the 2021 President’s Achievement Award.

On behalf of the Selection Committee, I warmly encourage you to participate in the nomination process for the 2021 President’s Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed on staff members, and a distinction for their departments.

Established in 1997, this award typically recognizes six members of Princeton’s support and administrative staffs whose exceptional dedication has contributed significantly to the success of their departments and the University as a whole. Consisting of a monetary prize and framed certificate, the award recognizes that Princeton’s success in the academic world, and our impact on society, would not be possible without the contributions of our staff. Behind every one of our accomplishments and recognitions is the hard work and dedication of our staff.

I hope the Selection Committee will receive not only a large number of nominations this year, but also ones that demonstrate how diversity and inclusion are central to Princeton’s research and teaching mission. As you make a nomination, I ask you to consider individuals from all backgrounds and cultures with diverse talents, viewpoints, and perspectives.

Any employee can recommend a colleague, in either one’s own department or another, for an award by contacting the individual’s manager. Nominations should be submitted by the nominee’s current administrative office head or academic department manager, with an endorsement from the appropriate administrative officer or academic dean, chair, or director. Nominations will be accepted from now through January 10, 2022, and award recipients will be honored at a celebration in March 2022.

The Selection Committee has established a set of criteria that reflect the broad range of occupations at Princeton. Nominations must incorporate three of five possible characteristics that most effectively illustrate why the nominee merits consideration.

Detailed information about these criteria, tips on how to craft a compelling nomination, and the nomination form itself can be found on the President’s Achievement Award webpage. If you have additional questions, please contact Anita Fresolone in the Office of Human Resources at 258-8862 or afresolone@princeton.edu.

Thank you very much for helping us identify and honor outstanding members of our staff.