John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award
The John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award was introduced by the University of
Delaware in 2011 to recognize significant accomplishments by supervisory staff in the areas of leadership
Standards of Excellence in Leadership and Service
The following standards are used to nominate supervisory staff for their notable contributions to the University
above and beyond performance or job expectations.
Utilizing effective leadership practices to encourage, motivate and inspire others
Developing productive internal and external relationships that facilitate the achievement of
University goals and objectives
Resolving obstacles to meet significant goals and objectives
Supporting internal and/or external constituencies in ways that exceed expectations and result in
positive outcomes that advance the University’s mission
Identifying improvements to University practices, policies and/or programs that achieve substantial
cost savings or financial benefits while enhancing the ability to support the University's mission
Nominations for the John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service are accepted each August.
Supervisory staff in any Department/Unit across campus are eligible for nomination.
Selection and Notification Process
An Excellence in Leadership and Service Committee reviews all nominations and selects award winners.
The Committee is representative of the diversity of our University and is comprised of senior leadership
and other staff members across campus. The Committee notifies award winners by October 1 each year.
John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service award winners shall receive a symbol of appreciation,
and a $1,000.00 monetary gift. An award ceremony and reception for honorees is held annually in the