Elizabeth Gillis Award for Exemplary Service
The Rice Board of Trustees in 2000 recognized the contribution of Mrs. Elizabeth Gillis, wife of the former Rice President Malcolm Gillis, by creating in her name a university-wide award for exemplary service.
The Elizabeth Gillis Service Award for Exemplary Service was established to recognize outstanding service to Rice University by a member of the university’s staff. The award is named after Mrs. Elizabeth Gillis in an effort to recognize and honor her unflagging commitment and service to Rice. The primary purpose of the award is to annually recognize significant achievements and service of a staff member in support of the overall mission of the university.
To recognize and reward outstanding service to the university by a staff member of Rice University.
In order to be eligible for the award, the staff member needs to hold a regular, benefits-eligible position and meet the following criteria:
- Overall performance has consistently been outstanding.
- Embodies the service attitude displayed by Mrs. Gillis during her tenure with Rice.
- Contributions have resulted in significantly improved department or student support, user satisfaction, cost savings or productivity improvement.
Nominations are solicited from the provost, vice presidents, athletics director and other senior officers of the university. The nominations include a description of the accomplishments and performance of the staff member. Nominations are submitted to a selection committee.
A committee, consisting of the associate vice president for Human Resources, Mrs. Gillis and members of the Staff Advisory Council, reviews the nominations and submits their recommendation to the Rice Board of Trustees.
The recipient of the Elizabeth Gillis Service Award receives an engraved award.
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- Elizabeth Gillis Award for Exemplary Service
Years Recognized: 2003
- Board of Trustee Recognition
Years Recognized: 2000, 2003