University leader honored by alma mater
Monday, April 3, 2006
SCSU President Roy H. Saigo was one of three Oregon State University (OSU) graduates to receive 2005 OSU Alumni Fellows Awards. The award recognizes alumni who have brought great honor and distinction to themselves, their families, their careers and their alma mater.
Saigo earned a Ph.D. in botany and plant pathology at OSU in 1969 and, after a faculty career as an educator and researcher, turned to administrative leadership. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; received a Distinguished Alumni Award recognizing lifetime achievement from the University of California-Davis, where he received his bachelor's degree; received a leadership award from the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans; was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Alpha Gamma Rho, an agricultural fraternity; and has been honored for his contributions to biological education by the Botanical Society of America and the American Institute for Biological Sciences.