NOTE: Roberts will be available to media by appointment. Contact Maureen Michelson at the number above for more information.

PULLMAN, Wash. — Barbara Roberts, former governor of Oregon, will make an appearance at Washington State University’s Students Book Corp. at 1 p.m., March 28, as part of a promotion for her book “Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology.”

Roberts is expected to speak briefly and spend about an hour signing books.

Roberts’s book is a practical guide for both the individual facing death and for those grieving a loved one. The book examines the personal and societal issues surrounding death and grief. She writes from personal experience gleaned from her husband’s final year of life.

Roberts served as governor of Oregon from 1991-95. During her term, Oregon was ranked the seventh best-managed state in the nation in 1993 and had the lowest unemployment in 25 years. She is an active public speaker and the founder of the “Legacy Program” that serves local and state government and nonprofit leaders in Oregon and Washington. Roberts also serves as the associate director of leadership development at the Executive Leadership Institute at Portland State University. She attended Marylhurst College, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government and PSU.

She also will give the keynote address, “American Women: Blazing the Trails, Laying the Concrete,” at the Women’s Leadership Forum the same day. Her talk is set for 9 a.m. in the Compton Union Building Auditorium.