Liz Gray

Student advocate, colleague and friend

College Of Public Health and Human Sciences

Corvallis, OR 97331

School, program or other affiliation

  • School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
  • Human Development and Family Sciences


On Sept. 6, 2013, Oregon State students lost a tireless advocate when Liz lost her battle with cancer at age 62. And her colleagues lost a valued mentor and friend.

Success in life is determined by many things – but to former College of Public Health and Human Sciences Associate Dean Liz Gray, success was never measured in terms of things: possessions, titles or degrees. It was people and her relationships with them that created meaning not only for her but most importantly those close to her heart.

Many people found themselves lucky enough to fall into that category. At home, she was devoted to her husband, Don. On campus, Liz was student focused at her core.

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