Retiree of the Year Awards


  1. To recognize and reward university retirees for extraordinary achievements during their retirement period of at least five years
  2. To enhance the recognition of the accomplishments of university retirees
  3. To encourage retirees to engage in significant activities that contribute to the welfare of the community


The Chancellor’s Retiree Advisory Committee will present two MU retiree awards: one for a retired staff member and one for a retired faculty member. The stipend for each award is $1,000.


The selection criteria focus on the accomplishments of a retiree during his/her retirement period of at least five years. Accomplishments prior to retirement have no bearing on the selection process. These accomplishments may involve service to the university, career or professional activities, volunteer civic or community services or other achievements you believe the committee should consider. Nominees must have retired from the university before Jan. 1, 2019 (five years in 2024). Members of the Retiree Advisory Committee are not eligible.


To nominate or re-nominate someone, please complete the nomination form and attach a letter providing the following information:

  1. Nominee’s extraordinary accomplishments during his/her retirement period
  2. Personal  and background information about the nominee
  3. Summary – most important reason(s) why you feel the nominee should receive a Retiree Award

In addition, you are encouraged to include up to three letters from others in support of your nominee. For more information, please contact Ashley Rhode, 573-884-3257.


Annual Deadline:  March 1 (due the following business day when falls on a weekend or holiday)

Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted to:

University of Missouri
Office of Engagement
Ashley A. Rhode
210 Whitten Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
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