Employee Wellbeing

CSUN Leadership Award


The CSUN Leadership Award is granted annually to an Administrator who sustains 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 eight planning 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 cash award and a commemorative award. 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.