PULLMAN, Wash. — Muriel Oakes, dean for Extended University Services at Washington State University, received the Richard Jonsen Award earlier this month for her outstanding service to the educational telecommunications community.

Oaks was presented the award during a Nov. 7 luncheon at the 14th Annual Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education in Denver.

Criteria for selection include a long-standing willingness to nurture and assist others in the distance learning community, a significant contribution to the field, and innovative service to distance learning students.
Representatives of higher education institutions, corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies from the United States and other countries attended the conference from Nov. 6-9.