The Kudos and Thanks Award (K.A.T.) was developed for the purpose of recognizing outstanding service demonstrated by a university staff or faculty member. All full-time university employees are eligible for the award. Nomination ballots may be submitted by the students, staff and faculty of Sam Houston State University at designated voting stations across the campus. Each semester a recipient will be selected by committee vote from nomination forms received the previous semester. The Kudos and Thanks Award will serve as a means of publically acknowledging commitment to exemplary service above and beyond the scope of one's job description demonstrated by the University's faculty and staff.

"There are many times our faculty and staff do great things for our students," said Frank Parker, Vice-President for Student Services. "This award is a way of saying "thank you for making Sam Houston State University a better place to be."