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Excellence Awards


The President's Leadership Fund Excellence Awards recognize the extraordinary work and dedication of our faculty and staff members on behalf of the university. Prospective honorees must be nominated by a supervisor or colleague and exemplify one or more of the priorities outlined in the strategic vision for SDSU, which include:

Encourage student success and academic excellence;
Contribute to the general welfare and operation of our campus;
Create or contribute to academic programs of distinction;
Conduct or assist with ground-breaking research or creative endeavors;
Support and engage our community; and
Inspire innovation or entrepreneurship initiatives

The President's Leadership Fund will be accepting nominations for the 2019 Excellence Awards: TBD


>>> Download the PLF Nomination Form for the PLF Excellence Awards

The Excellence Awards committee, comprised of PLF donors, will select three faculty and three staff members to receive a PLF Excellence Award. Each honoree will receive a $5,000 grant to be used toward their work at SDSU. Award recipients are recognized at a luncheon attended by the President and PLF donors.

Congratulations 2018 PLF Excellence Awards Recipients
Awardees with President

Mr. Sean C. Bruderer, Associate Professor, Aerospace Studies
Susan M. Kiene, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Public Health 
Xiao-bai Liu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer Science 

Ms. Amanda Fuller, Coordinator, DAESA
Mr. John M. McMillan, Program Director, Research Advancement 
Ms. Linda L. Woods, Instructional Designer, ITS

Awardee Kiene
Honorees are nominated by a colleague and receive a $5,000 grant.