For faculty and staff

Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement - On Campus


The Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement recognizes excellent performance by a University of Missouri or Lincoln University campus or regional faculty or a professional staff member in planning, conducting and evaluating a multiyear outreach program. This is an award for an individual.


Recipient receives a cash award in the amount of $1,000.


All University of Missouri campus and regional faculty and professional staff members with at least five years' experience in University of Missouri Extension are eligible. This is an award for an individual. Members of the immediate administrative staff of the vice chancellor and director of cooperative extension, regional directors, campus extension administrators and members of the Fellowship and Awards Committee are not eligible.


The award is given for outstanding performance in extension programming as indicated by:

  • Leadership.
  • High-quality program design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Responsiveness to high-priority needs of Missouri citizens.
  • Program impact.

Nominations and selection

University of Missouri campus and regional faculty and professional staff members may make a nomination.

click the link located in the submission section  to name your nominee for this award.  Nominations will open on June 1 and are accepted through July 13.  Nominators will be directed through a simple form consisting of brief text fields, drop-down selection boxes, and a single 500 character (or less) description of why your nominee is deserving of the award.  An individual award nomination involves only 7 brief fields or clicks, and a team award nomination involves only 12 fields or clicks.  Note:  Nominator name and contact information are not required fields; you may nominate anonymously or self-nominate.

After submission of the nomination form, the nominee will be contacted in early July to complete an electronic application form.  Many fields on the application form will auto-populate from the nomination information.  The nominee may edit this information and/or complete a single narrative (limit 750 characters) describing their work.  A current CV (for faculty awards) is the only requirement with no adaptation necessary to relate to the award. An easy checkbox page will allow the applicant to select the required references, with an option to list two additional references.  Applications from nominees are accepted through August 15.

Following the application submission, the references will be contacted in August to complete one checkbox and a single limited text field to support the nomination.  So simple!

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Tiffany McMichael at (573) 882-2394 or  For award-specific questions, please email

Nominations are reviewed by the Fellowship and Awards Committee appointed by the vice chancellor for extension and engagement. The committee — composed of representatives of UMEA, Epsilon Sigma Phi, the University of Missouri campuses and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement — makes recommendations to the vice chancellor, who makes the final selection.


Click here to submit your nominations:

For award questions, please email:

Award location

A symbol of recognition is presented by the vice chancellor for extension at a regional or campus event.

Award recipients


2017 Susan L. Mills Gray
2016 Judith I. Stallmann
2015 Robert R. Broz
2014 David J. Patterson
2013 Marcia Carlson Shannon
2012 Beverly Ann Maltsberger
2010 Kevin W. Bradley
2009 Peter C. Scharf
2008 Joe L. Horner
2006 Johanna R. Adams
2005 Alison Copeland
2004 John A. Lory