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UWCHR Faculty Associate Wins Distinguished Retiree Award

November 6, 2018

Prof. Robert Crawford. Photo courtesy of University of Washington.

Prof. Robert Crawford. Photo courtestyUniversity of Washington

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Rob Crawford, of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at UW Tacoma, who received the Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award this past June 2018. As the founder of the Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture, Rob has worked tirelessly to advance human rights for all people. His thoughtful and principled scholarship, combined with a talent for building alliances and effective advocacy, reflect his own values and the values of our University. His enormous compassion, respect for human life and dignity, and ability to mobilize others in service of the cause are a credit to this institution. The annual award, first presented in 2015, has until this year recognized retirees from only UW’s Seattle campus. Crawford is the first retiree to be honored whose career was centered at a campus other than Seattle.