Phyllis J. Campbell

Phyllis J. Campbell Receives University’s Highest Alumni Honor

“Phyllis Campbell is the perfect choice for this award,” said WSU President V. Lane Rawlins. “She has a distinguished career and gives back to society and WSU in exemplary ways. This award recognizes the most distinguished and accomplished alumni; Phyllis belongs in this class.”

Campbell was appointed to her current position at the Seattle Foundation in July 2003. Prior to that she served as president of US Bank of Washington from 1993 to 2001, where she was known for her innovation and ability to develop the businesses for which she was responsible. She holds an MBA from the University of Washington’s Executive MBA Program, and received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington State University in 1973. She also graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, and from Stanford University’s 1997 Executive Management Program. She holds honorary doctorates from Whitworth College and Gonzaga University.

Campbell’s civic efforts have focused around education and human services issues. Currently she serves as chair of the board of trustees of Seattle University and is on the boards of Puget Sound Energy, Alaska Air Group, and Nordstrom. Previously she chaired the boards of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Washington Business, and she served as a WSU Regents’ board member from 1991-2003. The Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is the university’s highest honor granted to its alumni. Campbell is the thirty-sixth recipient of the award.