The Outstanding Senior Leadership Award

The Outstanding Senior Leadership Award recognizes senior-level leaders who are supportive and inclusive of UC staff, and encourage equity, diversity, and community.

The awards are nominated and voted on during the CUCSA spring meeting. One individual is selected.

Eligibility: Leaders who hold positions designated as senior management group (SMG). If you are unsure if your nominated leader is designated as SMG, you can verify with your location’s SMG coordinator.

The categories that are taken into consideration for the Outstanding Senior Leadership Award

  • Support of Staff – Examples include: recognition programs, attendance at staff events such as picnics, etc.
  • Inclusion of Staff – Examples include: staff participation on chancellor’s advisory committees, search committees for executive position, etc.
  • Communication with Staff – Examples could include:  town halls, brown bag lunches, emails to the campus, etc.
  • Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Community – Examples include:  specific events or forums to support equity, diversity, and campus community building programs
  • Support of Local Staff Assembly – Examples could include:  meetings with Staff Assembly leadership, sponsoring staff-friendly events, etc.
  • Support of CUCSA – Examples include:  attendance at CUCSA events, inclusion of CUCSA delegates in activities, etc.
  • Other – Other relevant activities.

Past Recipients

2010-11

Chancellor Timothy White, UC Riverside

2011-12

Chancellor George Blumenthal, UC Santa Cruz

2012-13

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Michael Young, UC Santa Barbara

2013-14

Executive Vice President & Interim Chief Financial Officer Nathan Brostrom, UCOP

2014-15

Chancellor Linda Katehi, UC Davis

2015-16

Associate Chancellor Ashish Sahni, UC Santa Cruz

2016-17

Chancellor Dorothy Leland, UC Merced

2017-18

Vice Chancellor Gary Matthews, UC San Diego

2018-19

Michael Beck, Administrative Vice Chancellor, UCLA