2020 Outstanding Alumni Award

Each year, the department recognizes the professional accomplishments of one of our alumni with the Outstanding Alumni Award.

This year’s winner is Dr. Michael Pease, who is Chair of the Department of Geography and Director of the Public Policy Program at Central Washington University. 

After completing his M.S. in our department in 2002, Dr. Pease completed a Ph.D. in Environmental Resources and Policy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. 

In his academic research, he studies water resources policy in the western U.S.

Normally, our Outstanding Alumni Awardees give a speech at our graduation ceremonies, and we hope to host Dr. Pease next year.

In the interim, he congratulates our newest alumni.

Pease Outstanding Alumni