Impact Awards

Recognizing Academic Affairs Staff Innovation and Distinction


Butler University’s academic staff are committed to growing Butler’s reputation as an innovative and exceptional private liberal arts university. Academic staff provide needed services and resources for students, faculty, and administration which keep the engine of education running. An annual Staff Impact Award in one of these categories will commend academic staff for outstanding service and the betterment of the university:

  • Innovation in Student Success (with focus on first-year student impact),
  • Innovation in Academic Distinction, and
  • Innovation in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Nominees may be individuals or teams.

Open to full- and part-time staff or teams whose work directly contributes to the success of the Academic Affairs division.


Any Butler employee may nominate a candidate.

The nominator must upload the following:

  1. A nomination letter detailing the impact of the nominee’s work in one of the three categories
  2. A letter of recommendation from another faculty or staff member
  3. An optional second letter of recommendation, which may be written by a student.

Submit your nomination and support materials online here by May 31, 2024.

In addition to the honor of receiving the Staff Impact Award, the awardee will also receive a recognition trophy, a $1,000 stipend, and will be recognized at the Fall Academic Workshop.

Questions: Contact Jill McKinney at