2020-21 Award

Jill Edwards, senior project manager for university accreditation in the Office of the Provost, was honored with the 2021 Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes a nonacademic staff member for exceptional effort that has bettered the university.

Distinguished Service Award Honoring Exceptional Staff

Gloria W. WhiteThe Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award honors staff who go beyond their daily work to make an impact on Washington University. The award is meant to recognize staff who work from the heart to move the university forward. The announcement of the employee who will receive the Award and the check for $1,000 will be made during this year’s Staff Day celebration.

This award was established in honor of former vice chancellor for human resources, Gloria W. White. White served at WashU from 1967 to 1997. The university established an award in White’s name to be presented annually to a staff member who has made exceptional contributions to the University. Learn more about Gloria W. White.

“As leaders, it is important that we take time to recognize the contributions of our staff and colleagues. By doing so, we help create a stronger, more engaged workforce and enhance our collective success as a university.”

– Andrew D. Martin, Chancellor

“As leaders, it is important that we take time to recognize the contributions of our staff and colleagues. By doing so, we help create a stronger, more engaged workforce and enhance our collective success as a university.”

– Andrew D. Martin, Chancellor

Nominations & Eligibility

Exemplary staff are committed to the mission and demonstrate this dedication in big ways. It is important to continue to recognize staff who make a real difference in the WashU community and beyond.

Nominations are not being accepted at this time. The nomination window is open from January to March each year.


Past Recipients

2019 – Thomas Brounk

2018 – Wesley Brooks

2017 – Phyllis Jackson

2016 – Bobby Golliday

2015 – Cynthia Cosby

2014 – Kathleen Cook

2013 – Harvey Fields

2012 – Pat Smith

2011 – Beverly M. Owens

2010 – Donna Williams

2009 – Tamara King

2008 – Sue Hosack

2007 – John “Chris” Kroeger

2006 – Edwin Hiss

2005 – Rudolph Clay

2004 – Marcia Holleran

2003 – Georgia Binnington

2002 – Delise Le Pool

2001 – Jim Burmeister

2000 – Verena Weber

1999 – Denise Hirschbeck

1998 – Myrl Funk