The WOU Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2021 winner of the Alumni Award of Excellence: 

Congratulations, Dr. Phyllis Lee ’57!

Phyllis’s accomplishment’s include: 

  • A lifelong dedication to promoting and working towards inclusion, diversity and social justice.
  • Her role as the Director of multicultural affairs within the office of the President at Oregon State University.
  • A passion for serving and educating others.
  • Developed a curriculum and taught courses in ethnic studies, intercultural communication, skills and practices for working with and teaching multicultural and multilingual populations.
  • Pioneering education, practices, and conversation in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Phyllis will be honored later this year at a small ceremony with family and friends in Portland.



Emily Lafon Alumni Relations Coordinator

(503) 838-8710 | or e-mail:  | Location: The Cottage
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