Honoring Tina Fuchs

In February, Tina Fuchs, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, received the Kay Rich Lifetime Achievement award from the Northwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (NWACUHO). The award recognizes the contributions that individual housing professionals make as leaders and mentors throughout the course of their careers. Fuchs has served in the profession for more than 30 outstanding years and is a well-respected member of the campus community. Here’s what some of her friends and coworkers have to say about Fuchs.


“Tina has a passionate commitment to students that sets her apart. Using an unwavering set of values, selfless dedication, compassion, respect and just plain hard work, Tina has inspired, influenced and challenged thousands of students. Countless professionals and colleagues have been touched by her guidance, grace, humor, support and encouragement. If you attended or worked at Western Oregon University, you have benefited from Tina’s generous spirit, infectious laugh and sheer dedication. Tina is, simply put, a living legacy.

Ann Barton-Brown, publications coordinator for University Housing


“Tina’s 30 years of dedication to WOU and its students, staff and faculty has made a difference on countless individuals’ lives. She has poured her heart and soul into to making University Housing a home away from home for our residential students. She is a collaborative leader who consistently encourages input and leadership from all levels of her organization. Her contributions to WOU have made us a stronger community.”

Patrick Moser, assistant vice president and director of Student Engagement


“Tina is passionate about WOU and all its students. We in Athletics and women’s basketball in particular appreciate all her support, whether she is sitting in the

stands or advocating for women’s basketball within the university and community. This is a well-deserved award, and we couldn’t be prouder of her.”

Holli Howard-Carpenter, head women’s basketball coach

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