Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence

The Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence seeks to recognize members of the University community who have made invaluable contributions to Syracuse University in two overarching ways — first through commitment to scholarship and research that contributes to new understandings of world and creative responses to its needs; and second, through advancing the four pillars Chancellor Kent Syverud has identified to foster excellence at Syracuse University. Those four pillars of excellence are: (i) providing an outstanding undergraduate experience; (ii) empowering research excellence; (iii) fostering change and innovation; and (iv) positioning Syracuse as the best university in the world for veterans.

The categories are:

  • The Award for Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction is intended for faculty members who are collaborators in work of intellectual richness that has the potential for future impact. This work should offer possibilities for collaboration within the University and outside in partnership with others.
  • The Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Student Experience and University Initiatives is made to members of the University staff, who, through their work, have enhanced the undergraduate experience for students, or made invaluable contributions to supporting and advancing the University’s mission and goals.
  • The Award for Excellence in Student Research is intended for students who have, during their time at Syracuse, engaged in collaborative research that has the potential to make a deep and lasting impact on the greater society.
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award honors those who have made extraordinary contributions toward advancing the four pillars of excellence over the arc of their careers while at the University and beyond.

Nomination process

You are invited to write a letter of recommendation for a colleague that includes a short description (no more than two pages) of the work or accomplishments that you consider to be worthy of recognition. Along with the letter, please submit a short CV or biography for the nominee (or URL for such) and any concise materials that display or exemplify that nominee’s outstanding work.

Please address your nomination to the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence Selection Committee, in care of its chairperson Professor Shiu-Kai Chin and submit in hard copy to Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs LaVonda N. Reed, 503 Crouse-Hinds Hall, and by email to Ms. Sharon Alestalo at no later than January 25, 2018.

Selection and Recognition

As part of the selection process, the Committee may consult with nominators or others designated as able to speak to the candidate’s excellence and suitability for recognition to better understand the nature of the nominee’s work.

The Chancellor’s Citation Selection Committee will complete its work and make their recommendations to the Chancellor in March. Citation winners will be notified by letter no later than March 31, 2018. Recipients of the Chancellor’s Citations for Excellence will be honored at the One University Awards Ceremony on April 20, 2018 in Hendricks Chapel, and will receive an original work of art by a member of the Syracuse University faculty.

Past Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence awardees