On April 27, 2017, the Hearst Museum’s Cultural Policy & Repatriation Division was honored to receive the 2017 Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award (COSA) from then Chancellor-designate Carol Christ.
Chancellor Christ bestowed the award on the Museum’s Head of Cultural Policy & Repatriation Jordan Jacobs and Cultural Policy Specialist Martina Smith In an April 27, 2017, ceremony in the Krutch Theater on Clark Kerr Campus. Among the highest honors bestowed upon staff by the Chancellor, COSAs are presented “to individual staff members and staff teams who demonstrate exceptional initiative to create significant positive impact on the UC Berkeley campus community.” Visit the COSA website to learn more about the award.
The Division’s receipt of this award acknowledges the Division’s extraordinary achievements that are aligned to the University’s mission and commitments.
Specifically, CPR’s award recognizes the Division’s expertise related to the identification of new opportunities to build sustainable relationships with descendant communities, duties in the continued implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and its work on University compliance with established industry guidelines, international legal standards, and federal laws pertaining to the provenance of new and newly-acquired collections.