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Appreciation and Awards

At CSUSM, we appreciate and value each other, recognize accomplishments, and celebrate successes. Over the course of the year, several award programs, activities, and events are held in honor of our many outstanding employees who are working together towards achieving the CSUSM mission.

Presidential Award Programs:

  • Employee of the Month
  • Employee of the Year
  • Ernest & Leslie Zomalt Service Award
  • Outstanding Faculty Awards
    • Lecturer
    • Scholarship & Creative Activity
    • Service Leadership
    • Teaching Innovation & Excellence
  • President's Award for Inclusive Excellence and Diversity

Presidential Appreciation Events:

  • Faculty/Staff Awards (July)
  • Employee Appreciation Picnic (June)

Staff Appreciation and Development (SAND):

The SAND Committee was established within Academic Affairs in 2000 and later became a Presidential Initiative, which expanded to all staff to develop the following programs as a benefit to all staff employees:

  • Staff development: to offer and promote professional growth opportunities
  • Staff recognition/appreciation: to promote collegiality and recognize individuals for their work and efforts
  • Social activities: to host social events to network with colleagues, building camaraderie among staff and departments

Employee Service Awards

President Haynes with balloon toss winners at the staff appreciation picknic