Edith Sayre Auslander

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Edith Sayre Auslander
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Edith Sayre Auslander is formerly UA vice president and senior associate to the President of The University of Arizona.  She currently works for the University Foundation as a consultant for the newly created Arizona Assurance scholarship program and leads the private support effort for the need-based scholarship program initiated by UA President Robert N. Shelton.

Auslander is one of 15 founders of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She has been listed twice in the Hispanic Business magazine as one of 100 influential U.S. Hispanics and in Replica magazine as one 25 Hispanic Women of the Year.

Auslander has won many writing awards and has been active in a variety of organizations that focus on the needs of women and minorities. She was named Tucson’s Woman of the Year in 1986, and received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Arizona in 1997. She was honored six times nationally for her human resources work, and she earned the certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources. She has been named to the halls of fame of the UA Student Media Foundation and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She has received the Women on the Move and the Iris Dewhirst awards from the YWCA.