HR Updates


You still have time to nominate or re-nominate someone you know and respect for the Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women. This award is for those who selflessly give their time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for other women at the university.

The 2016 Amos Award recipient, Associate Chair of the Division of Gender Studies Kim Hackford-Peer, was nominated through a combination of coworkers and students for her work to support equity and diversity through curriculum design, teaching, academic advising and mentoring.

“The gratitude I felt was for the time that people took to put the nomination together, even more so than the prize. It felt like ‘Wow! They know; they see, what I’m doing.’ We need more of that in this world,” said Hackford-Peer. “I feel like receiving this award meant so much to me because it was a recognition of the work that I actually do that isn’t part of my job description.”

Nominations must be made by a member of the university community (faculty, staff or student) and should include:

  1. A letter of nomination outlining the candidate’s commitment to improving the educational and/or working environment for women at the U.
  2. A brief CV, resume or biography of the candidate.
  3. One or more additional letters from the university community supporting the candidate.

Click here for full instructions.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 15, 2017, at 12 p.m. Please send nomination materials electronically to and use the subject line “LK Amos Award Nomination.”

Linda K. Amos was the founding chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, was a professor of nursing and served for many years as dean of the College of Nursing and as associate vice president for Health Sciences. Throughout her career, she was the champion for improving the status and experience of women on campus.