September 2, 2022

Nominations sought for Violet Haas Award

The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence is seeking nominations for the 2021-22 Violet Haas Award. This award recognizes individuals, programs or departments at Purdue that have effectively facilitated the advancement of women in hiring, promotion, education and salary, or have generally enhanced a positive professional climate for women at Purdue.

Criteria for the award:

  • Breadth and impact of nominee’s accomplishments within and beyond the responsibilities of his/her position.
  • Nominee's noteworthy efforts on behalf of women faculty, staff, and/or students at Purdue.
  • Nominee's noteworthy efforts on behalf of women outside of Purdue (if applicable).
  • Nominee's length of service at Purdue and time period of accomplishments, including engaging with the Butler Center.

Nomination packets for the Violet Haas Award must include the following:

  • Nomination letter that is maximum three pages in length and may be signed by more than one individual.
  • Maximum of two letters of support, beyond the nomination letter. Each support letter may be up to two pages in length. Nominator cannot write a letter of support.
  • Attach nominee's CV/resume, condensed to two pages in length, highlighting accomplishments and efforts meeting the award criteria. 

Nominations are now open. Self-nominations are welcome. Once the nomination application is submitted, revisions cannot be made.

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Oct. 14. Honorees will be recognized at a reception on Dec. 6. Nomination packet must be uploaded as a single PDF here. For clarifications or questions, contact

The Violet Haas Award was established in 1990 by the Council on the Status of Women (CSW), an organization that sought to provide a voice for all women at Purdue University. In 2011, CSW disbanded and passed the legacy of the Violet Haas award on to the Butler Center, so that Purdue may continue to honor those working to support women in higher education.

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