Nominations for new management award due Feb. 15

Jan. 10, 2008 12:59 p.m.

The Office of Human Resources is seeking nominations for the new Donald Griffin '23 Management Award, which is designed for administrators who would like to develop their leadership and management skills. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 15.

Two recipients each year will earn a grant of up to $2,500 to participate in professional activities scheduled within the next year to provide new insights and perspectives, renew motivation and/or enhance skills applicable to their current responsibilities. Such activities include attending a professional conference or enrolling in an academic program or specific coursework. Excluded are courses eligible for reimbursement under the University's Staff Educational Assistance Plan.

Grants will be awarded annually to one employee in administrative grades 1 through 5 and one in administrative grades 6 through 10.

Nominations must be submitted by a vice president, dean, academic chair or director. Employees' immediate or senior managers are encouraged to suggest individuals to be nominated. To be eligible, nominees must have held administrative or managerial positions for the past three years at Princeton and must have experience and current responsibilities that indicate a potential for leadership and continuing contribution to the University.

A brochure with more details about the nomination process was to be mailed to administrators during the week of Jan. 7. Names of the award recipients will be announced at the annual Service Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, March 27.

The award is funded by a donation from the family of Griffin, a 1923 alumnus who served as secretary and general secretary of Princeton's Alumni Council from 1935 to 1966. Griffin was recognized frequently by University presidents and administrators as being instrumental in revitalizing Princeton's alumni ties in the post-World War II era.

For more information about the award and the nomination criteria and process, or to obtain a nomination form, visit the award website or contact Maureen Imbrenda at 258-8774 or