2015 Presidential Awards

Information and Guidelines

UMUC's Presidential Award recognizes members of the university's staff or collegiate faculty who have demonstrated exemplary performance and distinctive contributions to UMUC throughout their career. 


All full-time regular exempt and non-exempt employees, contigent II, overseas regular, overseas contingent III, and collegiate faculty (worldwide), with three or more years of continuous service with UMUC are eligible. Any faculty or staff member can nominate any other eligible staff or faculty member for this award.


Monetary Award

Up to six $5,000 awards will be presented.



Each nominee's accomplishments will be evaluated on how they exemplify and exceed in a minimum of five out of the seven core values of the university:

Students First

At UMUC, we put our students first, providing them with world class programs, services and technologies within a learning environment that is inclusive, responsive and relevant.


In fulfilling our mission, we promote excellence in everything we do, delivering on what we promise and adding value beyond what is expected.


As exemplary stewards of the public trust, we insist upon personal responsibility and institutional transparency when it comes to honoring commitments, meeting expectations and allocating resources.


We endeavor at all times to do the right things for the right reasons, holding ourselves and our colleagues to only the highest standards of professional and personal conduct.


In meeting the rapidly changing needs of its students, we foster a culture of innovation and improvement, serving as a catalyst for cutting-edge research, technology, and andragogy.


As a global university, we celebrate racial, social, cultural, and intellectual diversity, welcoming people from all backgrounds and cultures, while also supporting divergent ideas and opinions.


We encourage individual opportunity and institutional growth by acknowledging and respecting other's unique abilities, experiences and viewpoints.


Nomination Review Process

A committee of staff members and collegiate faculty representatives from UMUC's stateside and overseas divisions will review the nominations and forward recommendations to President, Javier Miyares. The awards will be presented at the annual Service and Achievement Awards Ceremony in December 2015.