Employee Wellbeing

CSUN Leadership Award


The CSUN Leadership Award is granted annually to an Administrator who sustains a consistent and outstanding demonstration of CSUN's Leadership Principles.  In addition, the Administrator should exhibit a commitment to connect their work with the campus's strategic directions and priorities. 


Nominations must provide specific examples of how the nominee has achieved the following:

    1. Mission Aligned - Demonstrates a personal commitment to, and develops and implements strategies that are aligned with student success and CSUN's mission, values and priorities.
    2. Ethical and Collegial - Honors commitments to others and models and maintains high ethical standards and integrity.
    3. Collaborative - Fosters teamwork and cultivates an active network of relationships inside and outside of the functional area through inclusion, support, cooperation and productivity.
    4. Accountable - Holds self and team accountable for achieving promised results.
    5. Courageous and Resilient - Demonstrates the courage to speak up and do the right thing despite discomfort.  Pursues work with energy, drive, and passion.
    6. Inclusive - Promotes the engagement, development and equitable treatment of all people.
    7. Service Oriented - Recognizes that CSUN is a publicly supported institution and keeps the public good in mind, creating a trusting, supportive and caring environment.
    8. Communicative - Communicates effectively with all audiences. Actively listens to others and incorporates new knowledge or perspectives into thinking.
    9. Talent Builder - Attracts, retains and develops high caliber employees with a wide range of diversity and capability.
    10. Catalytic - Develops and encourages creative approaches, creating an environment that fosters currency and innovation.


Recipient will be a regular full- or part-time Administrator of the University with a minimum of two years of service.


Leadership Award recipients will receive a $200 award and a commemorative gift. They will be honored at the Annual Staff Services and Recognition of Excellence event.


View the Staff Service Awards & Recognition of Excellence Awards Home Page to access the current Nomination Form and view deadline information.