Measuring Success

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As highly experienced professionals, we are proud of what we do — and how we do it. Every day, we are fortunate to see the results of our work reflected in the faces of our students.

2020-2021 Awards

Student Life's highly-qualified staff and outstanding programs and services are consistently recognized; recent awards include:

2020 SUNYCUAD Awards for Excellence

The SUNYCUAD Awards for Excellence program rewards the very best efforts of our talented and creative professionals throughout the SUNY system. The 2020 awards recognize the efforts of the following units: Health Promotion, Student Conduct and Advocacy and Student Unions.

  • Excellence in Advertising: When It's Seen, Intervene - BEST OF CATEGORY 
  • Excellence in Events, Campus Community: Blue Table - JUDGES' CITATION

2020 NASPA Excellence Award

Excellence Awards recognize the contributions of members who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services, and effective administration. NASPA's Excellence Awards cover eleven categories crucial to the success of students. Sharing our successes benefit students, improves institutions, and promotes our profession

  • Academic Advising Careers Graduate Professional and related Excellence Award Winner: Here to Career

2020 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service honors members of the professional staff whose extraordinary service contributions have significantly enriched the university. The Award in Professional Service is presented to professional staff members who serve energetically, innovatively, and knowledgeably in their fields:

  • Phyllis Floro, Director of Student Engagement
  • Sharon L. Mitchell, Director of Counseling Services and Senior Director of Student Wellness

Student Association Accessibility Award

Jim Mauck, Director of Athletic Bands was named the 2020 Accessibility Award recipient, presented by the UB Student Association. On behalf of the undergraduate student body, this award annually highlights outstanding professors that are dedicated to the students they teach. This award especially recognizes those that go above and beyond to ensure the inclusiveness of all their students, regardless of their accessibility background. 

LEAD - Exemplary Faculty/Staff Mentor Award

Director of Athletic Bands Jim Mauck empowers student leaders to take on responsibility for their organization and section performance and encourages them to be their very best. Band alumni return to campus annually to thank Jim for the role he played in their UB story and their personal success. The UB Marching Band is the largest music ensemble at the University at Buffalo and this year they will celebrate 100 years of existence.

2020 SLICE Award

Campus Living is being specifically recognized in the category of Sustainability Excellence by a Department or Cross Functional Team. UB Sustainability’s annual SLICE (Sustainability, Leadership, Innovation and Collaborative Engagement) awards have recognized outstanding individuals and departments that exhibit a sincere commitment to transforming UB’s campuses into a holistically sustainable community through leadership, innovation and collaboration. Recipients are honored for efforts that demonstrate environmental stewardship, enhance social progress, or promote responsible economic systems and growth. 

University at Buffalo/Veteran Services

  • 2020 Military Friendly - Gold Award: Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.
  • 2020 Best for Vets (Military Times: Rebootcamp) - areas of university culture, academic quality and outcomes, policies, student support and costs and financial aid evaluated for this award.