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Jo Anne Trow Oral History Interview. December 13, 2013

Jo Anne Trow Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Janice Dilg.

December 13, 2013

Location:  Trow residence, Corvallis, Oregon.

Jo Anne Trow (b. 1931) enjoyed a long and notable career at OSU, where she held numerous positions in teaching and administration; among them, Trow was the university's last Dean of Women and its first female Vice President. Over the course of her career, Trow spearheaded work to address numerous issues of inequality faced by female faculty, such as salary parity. These discussions and activities eventually led to the formation of a new infrastructure to support women on campus, including the OSU Women's Network and the Women's Center. With her husband Cliff Trow, an emeritus professor of History and retired state Senator, Jo Anne has also been very active in the Corvallis community. Her interview focuses on her upbringing and education, her career at OSU, the advancement of equality initiatives on campus, and her volunteer work in retirement.