Applications sought for the Sandra K. Monroe Award for Excellence in Student Services

Nominations are being accepted for the inaugural Sandra K. Monroe Award. The award is to be given annually to one or two student-facing professionals for their policy advocacy and/or exemplary service to students.

The Provost’s Office established the Sandra K. Monroe Award for Excellence in Student Services to honor Monroe’s contributions to Purdue and her legacy of impact.

Monroe, who retired in August 2021, was a constant defender for the young Boilermakers. While at Purdue, she served as an advisor, academic advisor, associate dean of students, and assistant vice president of student services, and she helped thousands of undergraduate and graduate students throughout their stay. on the campus.

The $1,000 award is open to any staff member employed in a student role at Purdue West Lafayette or Polytechnic Statewide.

To be eligible for the award, the individual must demonstrate the following:

  • Exemplary service to Purdue students.
  • Contribution to the student experience through the promotion of student-centered policies.
  • Evidence of breadth, depth and/or scale of impact (e.g. nature/quality of contribution, number of years, number of students).

Each submission for the Sandra K. Monroe Award for Excellence in Student Services must include the following:

  • Nomination cover letter addressing the alignment between the candidate’s accomplishments and the criteria listed above. Applications may be submitted by colleagues or supervisors of the candidate.
  • Candidate’s CV.
  • A minimum of two letters of support that meet the award criteria.
    • A letter from a campus colleague (e.g. counselor, student life professional, faculty member, administrator).
    • A letter from a student.

Applications and all submission materials should be submitted to Shelly Dunk at sdunk@purdue.edu before 11:59 p.m. on March 21.