The rich tradition of women’s contributions to Washington State University encompasses teachers and scholars, staff and advisors, students and alumni, administrators and regents, volunteers and friends. The WSU Women of Distinction and Woman of the Year Awards are presented annually during National Women’s History Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of women to the academic and local community, and to our society.
Women of Distinction awardees usually include an alumna, a faculty member, a staff member, or a student (undergraduate or graduate). Women not affiliated with WSU but who work with WSU in community engagement, development, student engagement, or other areas can also be nominated. All nominees for Women of Distinction awards are eligible for the Woman of the Year award, and nominations from all WSU campuses and locations, as well as self-nominations, are encouraged.