Residential life director recognized for work in promoting social justice

Becky Peterson, director of residential life at Fort Hays State University, has been awarded the Drake Martin Commitment to Social Justice Award by the Upper-Midwest Region of the national Association of College and University Housing Officers.

Peterson was selected based on her outstanding demonstration of commitment to social justice. Alexandra Shaw, an FHSU hall director, nominated Peterson based on her dedication to programs she works with at Fort Hays State. Peterson teamed up with various student affairs professionals to offer the Safe Zone Training program and collaborated with others to create the Gender Equality Alliance organization.

Shaw said Peterson “truly believes in equality in all areas” and “demonstrates this belief in every interaction she engages in.”

Peterson began at FHSU the fall of 2011 as the assistant director of residential life. She received the Drake Award at the recent regional conference in St. Louis.

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