Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to forward information for the 2019 – 2020 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award.

The CAPE Award allows me and the University to honor Academic Professionals (APs) who demonstrate excellence in work, personal, and professional contributions.  Academic Professionals perform a wide range of critical functions for our campus community and beyond. They advise, counsel, and assist our students, faculty, and staff; provide critical administrative services; support our research laboratories and educational programs; and offer important outreach programs throughout the state.

Six awards are given annually, and nominees are evaluated on three criteria highlighting work, personal, and professional contributions.  Each winner of the CAPE Award will be honored at a reception and receive a $1,000 award and a commemorative plaque.

This is an opportunity for us to honor those Academic Professionals who contribute so much to our campus, and I urge you to take the time to nominate your outstanding Academic Professional colleagues for the CAPE Award. Full-time Academic Professionals with at least three years of full-time AP service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are eligible. 

The deadline for submitting nominations on the CAPE nomination website is Friday, November 8, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Go to the following website to submit your nominations: If you have any questions, please contact Elyne Cole, Senior Associate Chancellor for Human Resources, at  Thank you for your continued support of Academic Professionals and your willingness to help honor their accomplishments.


Robert J. Jones

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