The highest individual, employee award at the University is named in honor of Leonard W. Sandridge, who was an avid champion of UVA staff and who dedicated 44 years of service to the school. He joined the University in 1967 as internal audit staff and held a number of positions until he became executive vice president and chief operating officer in 1993.
This award recognizes an outstanding University staff or team member who demonstrates dedication to service through individual efforts, group contributions, and commitment to our larger community.
Who Is Eligible?
Currently employed, salaried, and non-probationary University staff, classified staff, and health system team members.
Winners of this prestigious award not only contribute to the University in a positive way, but also enhance internal or public regard for the services provided by UVA and the Commonwealth at large. Winners' dedication to service impacts students, patients, various clients, management, fellow employees, and/or the community. Know someone who deserves this award?
Nominate a worthy candidate today!
Awardees receive $1,000, recognition at our annual Service Awards Dinner held at the Boar's Head, and a possible nomination for statewide program Governor’s Awards.