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Les Risser Oral History Interview. March 24, 2014

Les Risser Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Janice Dilg.

March 24, 2014

Location:  Risser residence, Norman, Oklahoma.

Les Risser (b. 1949), a native of Cleveland, Ohio, met her husband Paul while both were employed by Miami University of Ohio. The couple married in November 1995 and moved to Corvallis shortly thereafter, when Paul assumed the President's office at Oregon State University. As university ambassador and First Lady, Les Risser engaged actively with numerous groups both on campus and off. In her interview, she discusses the six years that she spent in Corvallis and the activities that helped define her life while at OSU.