Employee Wellbeing

2016 Staff Service Awards

2016 Staff Service & Recognition of Excellence Awards Event:

The 50th Annual CSUN Staff Service and Recognition of Excellence Awards Event was held Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the University Student Union, Northridge Center.  

View an Event Program Listing Employees Honored for Their Years of Service, and Nominees for the Recognition of Excellence Awards

View a gallery of photos from the 2016 50th Anniversary Event

Staff Service Awards:

Each year, the University honors staff, managers and auxiliary employees on their 5, 10, 15, and other five year service increments.  At the 2016 event, more than 300 employees were recognized for collectively providing approximately 4,250 years of service.

Recognition of Excellence Awards:

The University has created programs to recognize the outstanding contributions of staff and administrators. Awards include the Presidential Award, Award of Merit, Jolene Koester Team Award, the Alumni Relations Award, and the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award. The recipients of these awards are also recognized at the annual Staff Service and Recognition of Excellence Awards ceremony. 


1. CSUN PRESIDENTIAL AWARD:  The CSUN Presidential Award is granted annually to a staff member who sustains consistent, outstanding performance and demonstrates the values of the University. The staff member has exhibited a commitment to connect his/her work with the campus seven planning priorities.

2. CSUN AWARD OF MERIT:  The CSUN Award of Merit is presented to employees who exemplify exceptional performance and demonstrate integrity and service to the University community.

3. JOLENE KOESTER TEAM AWARD:  The Jolene Koester Team Award is presented to a team of staff members and/or administrators who collaborate on a project, process, or other significant initiative that brings about radical, positive change that improves performance or productivity and/or reduces costs or enhances the image of the University.

4. ALUMNI RELATIONS AWARD:  The Alumni Relations Award is presented to a staff member, faculty, or administrator whose efforts bring alumni closer to their alma mater. The recipient embodies what it means to be a loyal Matador.

5. EXCELLENCE In DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD:  The Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award is presented to an employee who exemplifies through leadership and positive interactions with others, a commitment to the spirit of diversity and a profound respect for all people from different backgrounds, life experiences, learning styles, and points of view within the University community.