Thomas W. Ross, Sr. Visionary Leader Award

The University of North Carolina Thomas W. Ross, Sr. Visionary Leader Award was created in 2015 to celebrate a member of the UNC Staff Assembly who has proven to be an exemplary leader and one who inspires a shared vision on his/her campus and throughout the whole of the UNC Staff Assembly. This individual’s accomplishments are consistent with the leadership characteristics exemplified by Thomas W. Ross, Sr. during his tenure as UNC System President.

President Ross modeled the way for others to follow; inspired shared visions of success for students, staff, and faculty within the UNC System; and challenged, managed, and overcame processes and difficult budgetary situations. By encouraging others to act and allowing them the freedom to do so, President Ross showcased his heartfelt support of the campus communities as well as those who worked closely with him at UNC General Administration.

This award is presented annually in recognition of a UNC Staff Assembly delegate who embodies these characteristics, exhibits outstanding leadership on his/her campus, and demonstrates leadership and engagement in the UNC Staff Assembly.

For an application to be considered, the nominee must be a current UNC Staff Assembly delegate OR have completed a term of service in the UNC Staff Assembly within the 12 months immediately preceding the opening of nominations, and be a full-time permanent staff member of a constituent UNC System university. Nominations must be made by a current UNC Staff Assembly delegate OR a past UNC Staff Assembly delegate who has completed a term of service in the UNC Staff Assembly within the 12 months immediately preceding the opening of nominations.

This form is currently closed for submissions.