Who is the “shining star” in your area? Give them the honor they deserve!

The AP Star Award was created to express appreciation by recognizing the accomplishments of administrative professional (AP) employees who have demonstrated outstanding individual performance at CSU. The goal is to recognize AP’s who make a difference and “shine” in our CSU community. Anyone can nominate an AP employee for this award!

Nominations for the 2024 AP Star Award are closed.

Click here to nominate for the AP Star Award.

Selection criteria

  • Demonstrates willingness to go above and beyond in their work within their department, in collaboration with other units and/or the campus community;
  • Exemplifies and honors the importance of work-life integration and supports it in themselves as well as their area, department, and the University;
  • Contributes to CSU administrative professionals on campus through leadership, support and mentoring;
  • Demonstrates the Principles of Community and/or Inclusive Excellence through their work.

Administrative Professionals are eligible for the AP Star Award at any time in their employment, so long as the nomination reflects the responsibilities of the professional’s current, not former, position. Please note, Award Committee members are not eligible for nomination. If you have nominated an administrative professional who in the past was not selected as an AP Star, you are encouraged to re-nominate that individual. A past recipient of the AP Star award is not eligible to receive another award for two (2) years after their previous award.