Positive Culture Award

This award recognizes a KSU staff member within the CAO division who upholds the “Positive Culture” core value, which means they develop, support, and empower their team to reach their full potential.


  • Has been employed at the University for more than one year.
  • Has had no disciplinary concerns within the last twelve months.
  • Has received an overall evaluation rating from their manager of either a “Superior” or “Exemplary” level (either a 4 or 5 overall).

Additionally, the ideal candidate should possess these characteristics:

  • They are a positive and encouraging force on their team and look for ways to uplift others.
  • They often go out of their way to provide support for their teammates.
  • They are viewed as the team’s cheerleader or motivator.
  • They look for new ways to strengthen their team by incorporating team development activities into their workplace routines.

Nomination Requirements

  1. In addition to the nomination form, please include at least one letter of support from either a coworker, past or present supervisor, student, internal or external stakeholder, faculty member, or staff in an outside department. If you are not the nominee's direct supervisor, providing a letter from their direct supervisor is encouraged.
  2. Letters of support must provide evidence the candidate meets or exceeds the above qualifications.
Nomination Form


Recognition by the division at the annual meeting, $25 KSU Bookstore gift card and free meal voucher for Chick-fil-A.