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Division Recognition

DSA Awards

"Honoring those who exemplify the Division's commitment to Supporting Student Success."

The Division of Student Affairs Awards program is designed to honor staff members (individually or as a group in some cases) who exemplify the Division's commitment to service. The awards recognize the ongoing contributions to excellence that members of the UH community put forth each day in two ways: the Golden Paw Employee of the Month and at our Annual Awards Banquet held each May.

Golden Paw Employee of the Month

Any member of the UH community can nominate any full-time employee within the DSA to receive The Golden Paw Employee of the Month award. This award seeks to recognize the fantastic work being done year-round as we promote and maintain student success. Nominations are due by the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Platinum Paw Award

The Platinum Paw Award is an annual recognition bestowed upon a staff member who has previously received a Golden Paw Award during the academic school year. The Platinum Paw represents the pinnacle of excellence, honoring an individual who has consistently gone above and beyond in their duties. This award will be presented each year at the Division of Student Affairs End of Year Awards Ceremony and serves as special recognition for exceptional commitment and outstanding achievements.

Diamond Paw Award

The Diamond Paw is a distinctive honor that will not be regularly awarded. With recipients selected at the discretion of the Vice President of Student Affairs, this award will recognize a staff member who has demonstrated exceptional performance and resilience under extreme or unusual circumstances. The Diamond Paw acknowledges individuals who have excelled in their job responsibilities while facing high-pressure situations or navigating challenging circumstances.

Contact Us

Gabe Jackson
Assistant to the Vice Chancellor/Vice President of Student Affairs
Phone: (713) 743-2154
Fax Number: (713) 743-5394
Email: gjackso7@central.uh.edu