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Campbell to receive Regents Distinguished Alumnus Award

Phyllis Campbell, a former member of the Washington State University Board of Regents and current president and CEO of the Seattle Foundation, will receive the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award at the regents’ regularly scheduled meeting to be held Friday, Sept. 15 in Seattle.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Cascade Conference Room of the Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Avenue. The agenda for the meeting is available at

Campbell is being recognized as a leader in business and philanthropy and for her distinguished service to the university. Campbell was president of US Bank of Washington from 1993-2001. She was a member of the WSU Board of Regents from 1991-2003. In 2003, she took on her current roles with the Seattle Foundation. She earned a WSU business administration degree in 1973 and an MBA from the University of Washington Executive MBA program.

The Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award is the university’s highest honor granted to WSU alumni. Campbell will be the 36th recipient. More information about Campbell and the award can be found at

The regents are also expected to discuss the search process to find a successor to WSU President V. Lane Rawlins, who has announced his plans to retire next June. The discussion is expected to include the composition of and the selection process for members of the search committee and the ways the committee will seek input from various constituency groups around the state.

In other business, the regents will be asked to ratify collective bargaining agreements with the Washington Federation of State Employees and the Washington State University Police Guild and to begin the process of selecting design consultants for the Applied Technology Classroom Building on the Vancouver campus and for the renovation of Dana Hall and related projects for the College of Engineering and Architecture on the Pullman campus.

The board will hold committee meetings on Thursday at the Westin.

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