David B Thorud Leadership Award
Awardees are chosen based on a variety of criteria that demonstrate leadership, including exhibiting—through project work, team work or other service—innovation, the ability to find practical solutions for complex problems, teamwork, and excellent listening skills.
The final candidates are those who:
- demonstrate quality work that sets an example while including others,
- value and respect the well-being of people in achieving large-scale goals, and
- exhibit an openness to new ideas and partnerships.
Annual honors go to one UW faculty member and one staff member (excludes senior administration to the level of Associate Dean, Vice Provost, Vice President, Associate Vice President, and Vice Chancellor). The Thorud award may be given to a faculty or staff member only once in his/her lifetime.