Stephen P. Klass “STAR” Award (Service, Teamwork, Attitude, Reliability)

This award was established in honor of Stephen P. Klass, who served as Vice President and Dean of Students from 2002-2006, and is given to the staff member who has consistently excelled in his or her position; has made outstanding contributions in the area of service and dedication to the University of Chicago; has promoted teamwork and collaboration across CSL and the University; has worked quietly behind the scenes to improve his or her division or department; and who has consistently done so with a positive and forward-thinking attitude.

Criteria: When nominating individuals for this award, please cite examples of exceptional performance from all four categories:

  • Service: The nominee provides outstanding customer service, whether to students, faculty, parents, co-workers, or community members.
  • Teamwork: The nominee develops and encourages cooperation and collaboration, while displaying outstanding group effort. The nominee also consistently offers support, assistance, and encouragement to co-workers, often without being asked to do so.
  • Attitude: The nominee consistently demonstrates patience, good humor, and enthusiasm while on the job. The nominee also demonstrates excellence in resolving conflicts and/or facing challenges.
  • Reliability: The nominee provides prompt, efficient, and reliable service. The nominee is both dependable and trustworthy, and instills in his or her co-workers a sense of responsibility and dedication to the University.

Nominations for this award are open through June 7, 2024. Submit a nomination. 

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