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AAVC Board Director

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Peggy Ann Nagae ’73

  • Nominating and Governance Committee Member and Ad Hoc Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Member
  • (she/her/hers)
  • Oregon
  • Term of Service: 2022–2026

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience

Member, AAVC Ad Hoc Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, 2021–2022; notewriter or phoner, Phonathon Program, 1995–1996.

Professional/Community Experience

Owner and Consultant, peggynagae consulting, 1991–present; Senior Consultant, WMFDP | FDPGlobal, 2013–2020; COO, WMFDP | FDPGlobal, 2017–2019; Program Director (part-time), The Center for Asian Pacific American Women, 2008–2016; Adjunct Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution, University of Puget Sound School of Law, 1991–1992; Director of Associates and Of Counsel, Betts, Patterson Mines, P.S., 1989–1991; Associate, Betts, Patterson Mines, P.S., 1987–1988; Principal and Consultant, Spectra Communications, 1988; Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Oregon School of Law, 1982–1987.

Honors and Awards

Nichi Bei Foundation, Films of Remembrance, honored as attorney for the coram nobis case of Minoru Yasui, 2018; Minoru Yasui Justice Award, University of Oregon Law School, inaugural awardee, 2017; ABA 2017 Spirit of Excellence Award, 2017; Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon: Voices of Change Award, 2016; Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Honoree for service as lead attorney in the coram nobis effort to overturn Minoru Yasui’s 1942 criminal conviction, 2016; Roosevelt High School Freedom Fighters Award, Portland, Oregon, 2016; Judge Lynn Nakamoto Award, Oregon Asia Pacific American Bar Association, 2014; Trailblazer, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2011; Heart of the Community Award, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland, OR, 2006; Japanese American Citizens League, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2003; Oregon Minority Lawyers Association Award, 2003; Home Town Human Rights Hero, Eugene Human Rights Program, Eugene, Oregon, 2000; Inducted into Sandy Union High School Distinguished Alums Hall of Fame, 1992; Woman of the Year, Seattle Chinese Post, 1992; Recognition & Appreciation of Outstanding Citizenship in Gordon Hirabayashi v. U.S. by Gordon Hirabayashi, Petitioner, 1988; Honored at dinner for recognition of the Korematsu, Hirabayashi, and Yasui Legal Teams, Japanese American Citizens League: A celebration of Japanese American Contributions to the American Promise, San Francisco, CA, 1988; Honored by the Japanese American Citizens League, Portland Chapter and Japanese American Community of Oregon, 1988; Outstanding Young Women of America, 1984; Award of Merit, 1984 Woodie Award, Mid-Oregon Chapter, Oregon Advertising Federation, 1984.

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