Greg Dodds, professor of history and chair of the Department of History, is the 2016–2017 recipient of the Walla Walla University Community Service Award. Dodds was presented with the award in December by Bob Cushman, WWU vice president for academic administration, at the 134th annual Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce awards banquet.
Dodds has been an active member of the Walla Walla community for many years, in particular as an advocate for social causes and for people adversely affected by social injustice. He is chair of the Rogers Adventist School Board and the Children’s Home Society community council and has been the faculty sponsor for the WWU Amnesty International Club for more than 10 years.
In addition to his many campus and professional presentations, Dodds speaks at large on behalf of religious liberty and was a member of the Humanities Washington Inquiring Minds Speakers Bureau. Through his leadership many students have been encouraged to become involved in community organizations and social concerns that extend far beyond the Walla Walla Valley.
Dodds served as chair of the University Master Planning Committee for six years and has been active in all aspects of university governance. He has received the Walla Walla University President’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship, the DeLona and Michael C. Bell Outstanding Teaching Award, and has been the WWU Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.
Posted on January 16, 2016