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June Louise Webb-Vignery, PhD, Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Education and Civil Rights

Dr. Webb-Vignery thrived as an advocate for equal opportunities for education over the course of three decades

    TUCSON, AZ, August 02, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- June Louise Webb-Vignery, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Webb-Vignery found tremendous success as the executive director of the Metropolitan Education Commission, which strives to expand access to education in Tucson, Arizona. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in drama education from the University of Arizona, she excelled as a secondary school teacher for three years before she was recruited as an equal employment opportunity specialist by the city of Tucson. From 1974 to 1977, Dr. Webb-Vignery helped develop the first women in business management courses for the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management and earned a Master of Arts from the aforementioned university.

Throughout the following twelve years, Dr. Webb-Vignery flourished as an adjunct lecturer and teaching assistant at the University of Arizona and as a visiting assistant professor at New Mexico State University. She was appointed to the Arizona Women's Commission by Governor Raul Castro, where she helped to establish the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame before becoming the first woman in the history of the University of Arizona to achieve a Doctor of Philosophy in American history. Under Dr. Webb-Vignery's leadership at the Metropolitan Education Commission, several new initiatives were implemented to increase educational opportunities for underserved populations.

From 1996 until 2004, Dr. Webb-Vignery found further success as the chairperson of the Arizona State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She has additionally been honored with a myriad of accolades throughout her career, such as the Pima County Community Service Award, the Arizona Women's Commission on Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award and the Woman on the Move Award from the YWCA of Southern Arizona. Though Dr. Webb-Vignery has been retired from the Metropolitan Education Commission since 2017, she remains actively affiliated with a number of community boards and committees, such as the University of Arizona School of Music Advisory Board and the City of Tucson Human Relations Commission. She attributes her success to the support of her late husband, who had been designated as a professor emeritus of history at the University of Arizona.

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