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: Through commitment to scholarship and research that contributes to new understandings of world and creative responses to its needs; and through advancing the four pillars Chancellor Kent Syverud has identified to foster excellence at Syracuse University—providing an outstanding undergraduate experience; empowering research excellence, fostering change and innovation; and positioning Syracuse as the best university in the world for veterans.

There are three categories of awards:

  • 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.

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 exemplary work.

Nominations must be submitted by March 1 to Shiu-Kai Chin, chair of the Chancellor’s Citation Selection Committee, in care of the Office of Faculty Affairs, 503 Crouse Hinds Hall, or via e-mail to Christine Kshyna at ckshyna@syr.edu.

Selection and Recognition

As part of the selection process, the Committee may consult with nominators of 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 completed its work and make their recommendations to the Chancellor in March. Citation winners will be notified by letter no later than March 31, 2017. Recipients of the Chancellor’s Citations for Excellence will be honored at the One University Awards Ceremony on April 25, 2017 in Hendricks Chapel, and will receive an original work of art by a member of the Syracuse University faculty.