2020 Staff Recognition Awards

Celebrating You

2020 Staff Recognition Awards

Every year the university recognizes staff employees beginning at their ten year service anniversary with the University of Louisville and then continue every five years after. This is typically done with great fanfare at a celebration luncheon each fall. As we are well aware, 2020 has been a year like no other. Unfortunately, we are unable to host our usual Staff Recognition Luncheon this year due to COVID-19. However, it is extremely important - now more than ever - that our staff understand how vital they are to the success of the university. Our honorees this year have reached a service anniversary that is no small feat, and we thank each and every one of you for your dedication to UofL. While we can't be together in one room this year, we dedicate this virtual site to our honorees.

We appreciate you. And we celebrate you.

Message from the President 

Spotlight on 40+ years of dedicated service2020 Staff Recognition Awards

This year, 23 UofL employees are celebrating over 40 years with the university. They have seen UofL grow and thrive. They have been here as the university has pulled together as a community. View the 2020 Staff Recognition Service Award Honoree List to see our full list of honorees with distinguished service of 40, 45 and even 50 years of service!

See more about what some of our distinguished honorees had to say about their time at the university over the years.

Quick Stats on the 2020 Honorees Quick Stats

Points of pride: connecting to our vision

As a service-award recipient this year, you are a vital ambassador of the University's Cardinal Principles and have engaged your passion and dedication for excellence to meet head on one of the most challenging years of our existence. As our vision statement says, “the University of Louisville will be recognized as a great place to learn, a great place to work and a great place in which to invest because we celebrate diversity, foster equity and strive for inclusion.” You are the reason our vision remains unshaken!

Great place to learn

We are a great place to learn. In spite of Covid-19, student enrollment increased this year. And university staff were agile in adapting to deliver important student services in new, safer ways.


Great place to work

We are a great place to work. Our staff kept the university moving forward in these demanding times, making sure every aspect of campus operations continued to be successful.


Great place to invest

We are a great place in which to invest. Employees gave back to the university at a high rate in 2020, and events like the annual day of giving, Raise Some L, brought in record-breaking donations to support university projects.


Diversity, equity and Inclusion

We celebrate diversity, foster equity and strive for inclusion. During protests for racial justice in our city, the university committed to an anti-racist agenda and continued to be recognized nationally as a welcoming place for diverse students, faculty and staff.

The 2020 Staff Recognition Awards Honoree List

View the 2020 Staff Recognition Service Award Honoree List* 

*The 2020 honorees reached their service date between 9/1/2019 and 8/31/2020.