Women of Wisdom: Salute to Women recipient Dr. Dorothy Reed

Dr. Dorothy Reed spreads inspiration throughout the community with her passion for mentoring and helping others.

Posted: Jul 19, 2021 3:37 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—Dr. Dorothy Reed retired from Purdue University after serving as the Assistant Dean For Engagement for over a decade. Her time spent on campus was nothing short of inspirational and impactful. 

"My first job at Purdue was as an academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts years ago and that's where I cultivated some really great friendships and really my professional skills," said Dr. Reed. 

She was then the Assistant Provost, heading the university's diversity efforts. 

"That led to my working with the LGBTQ advisory group," said Dr. Reed. "I actually formed the first group and we wrote a paper, a white paper to address the needs of the LGBTQ community, not only Lafayette but at Purdue University"

Dr. Reed said her life work has always been centered around helping and mentoring people and her reward?

"When I see the success stories," said Dr. Reed. "I hear from students I worked with 30 years ago who find me on LinkedIn or Facebook and they say "Oh, I remember you. You helped me finish up my degree, I am so appreciative."

Although Dr. Reed is retired she continues her work, she's a member of the Black Caucus of Faculty and Staff, where she also served as secretary/historian. Dr. Reed has also served the community through Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and has actively been involved in the American Heart Association and Board of Directors for Food Finders. 

"That keeps me going because I know there's one person out there that I can help and mentor in the right direction."

Tomorrow is the last day to purchase tickets for the Salute to Women ceremony. The 47th Annual celebration is July 27th at the New Journey Farms in Lafayette. Doors open at 5:30. Click here for more information. 

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