Chancellor and Classified Senate Award


The annual Chancellor and Classified Senate award recognizes the outstanding contributions made by an exceptional classified professional at each of the District sites: Cuyamaca College, Grossmont College and District Services. The theme of the 2022-2023 award is Unsung Heroes. The awardees will be selected based upon their contributions behind the scenes supporting students, faculty, and classified professionals at the college/District level. The award will be presented at the May 9, 2023, Governing Board meeting. 

Who's eligible: Any contract, or percent of contract, or classified professional is eligible for nomination. Classified professionals may be nominated by a student leader, faculty member, manager/supervisor, adminisrator, or another classified professional. Click here TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THIS AWARD!

NOTE: The Classified Senate Executive Board wants to give classified members yet to be recognized an opportunity to be honored. Therefore, the nominee cannot have won within the past five (5) years.  Please see the Districtwide Classified Senate website here for past recipients.


Candidates for this award will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Contributions behind the scenes supporting students, faculty and classified professionals at the colleges/District.
  2. Initiative in maintaining a positive atmosphere and providing support for colleagues.
  3. Service to the college(s) or District (college/district committees, volunteer work, professional development, service above and beyond job duties, etc.).
  4. Outstanding service to students (directly or indirectly).
  5. Employee has not been a recipient of this award in the past five (5) years.

The Award:

Each recipient will receive a $250 gift card to Barnes & Noble, and an inscribed acrylic trophy.  Recipients will also be invited to attend the statewide Classified Leadership Institute (in June 2023).

The Selection Process:

The Classified Senate Presidents will forward an unranked slate of two to four top nominees from each location to the Chancellor’s office for review and selection.

The nominator(s) will be invited to join the Classified Senate President and the Chancellor in presenting the award at the May Governing Board meeting.

All nomination forms must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2023.  Please send completed form to Gabriela Alvarez ( 

Thank you for taking the time to nominate an outstanding classified professional!