UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Washington State University alumna Amy Freeman, assistant dean of engineering diversity at Penn State, is a recipient of that school’s 2015 Council of College Multicultural Leadership Way Paver Award.
Established in 2011, the award honors those “who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to diversity and the creation of an inclusive community, positively enhanced student life and the climate throughout the university and local community, and who have motivated others through their leadership and impeccable character.”
Freeman holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from WSU and a master’s degree in architectural engineering and doctorate in workforce education and development from Penn State.
Prior to joining Penn State in 2000, she was director of human and cultural diversity at Lock Haven (Pa.) University. Her background also includes seven years of experience in construction management, first as a construction engineer at Rockwell International in Hanford, Wash., and then as owner of two construction management firms in Lock Haven.
In 2006, she was elected president of the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates. She is the recipient of the National Society of Black Engineers 2010 Golden Torch Lifetime Achievement in Academia and Minority Engineering Program Director of the Year Awards.