WWHEL celebrates 20 years of service 1996 - 2018!

2009 Award Winner


Patricia Foster, director of the Patricia A. Doyle Women's Center at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is being honored with the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership Outstanding Achievement Award.

Patricia Foster began her career at UWP as director of multicultural services in 2000. Her responsibilities grew to include the director of the women's center and pre-college programs, and a liaison for the UWP Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning Alliance to the UW System Inclusivity Initiative. Foster also works with non-traditional students on campus. During her career in the UW System, Patricia Foster not only proved to be an excellent administrator, but also has continually strived to improve the climate and opportunities for all women. She exemplifies the spirit of excellence that WWHEL endeavors to foster throughout higher education in the state of Wisconsin.