Recognition Programs

Kent State University sponsors various programs to recognize the many contributions of its faculty and staff. Some programs are university-wide while others are sponsored by departments, divisions and regional campuses within the university system. 

Milestone Years of Service

Staff employees are recognized when they reach a milestone year of continuous service with the university. Per university policy 3342-6-07.11, classified employees receive a service achievement award — in the form of a cash payment — at every five-year milestone. View more information on the service achievement awards. In January 2008, unclassified employees began receiving a certificate and a gift at every five-year milestone. Employees in this group will receive a catalog with a choice of gifts available and instructions for ordering the gift of their choice.  

20-Year Club Service Awards Program

Honors classified and unclassified employees who have 20 years of continuous service at Kent State. Induction year is determined on a fiscal-year basis. To learn more about the 20-Year Club program, visit the 20-Year Club page.

Veterans Day Program

Each November Kent State hosts a Veterans Day Program to express appreciation for student, faculty, staff and community men and women who are veterans or current members of the U.S. military. Along with Human Resources, members of Kent State’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs, staff from the Center for Adult and Veterans Services and students from Undergraduate Student Government help plan and participate in the commemoration. To learn more, visit the Veterans Day page.

President's Award of Distinction

The President's Award of Distinction was created as a recognition program to reward staff members who have demonstrated exceptional performance in advancing the strategic goals of the university during the previous fiscal year. 

President's Faculty Excellence Award

The President's Faculty Excellence Award was created to recognize exceptional performance by a faculty member that leads to the achievement of national or international recognition.

Faculty Recognition Programming

Faculty Recognition

Teaching Awards