Emily Anne Tuttle

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

College of Liberal Arts, November 3, 2011

Emily Anne Tuttle received a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota in 1950. She received a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1983. She is described as a passionate advocate for the underserved in the arenas of healthcare and education on local, national, and international levels. She was elected Minnesota's first female DFL state senator in 1977 and a founding member of the Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable. She was elected to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners in 1992, and in 1998, she served on Governor Jesse Ventura's transition advisory panel. She was also instrumental in organizing the first Minnesota Women's Political Caucus, the first Women's Institute for Social Change and the United Nations Association of Minnesota. She is active on the boards of the Guthrie Theater, Abbot Northwestern Hospital Foundation, and the United Nations Association of Minnesota, to name a few. She has demonstrated her support to the University of Minnesota and the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) through assisting in the planning and implementation of CLA's 125th anniversary, served on the CLA Deans Advisory Committee, and worked tirelessly to garner legislative support for the new Regis Center for the Arts. In addition, she serves as a member of the Friends of the Libraries Board and as co-chair of the newly formed Outreach Committee. Her gift to the Elmer L. Andersen Endowment for Special Collections has had a significant impact on the Libraries and the growth and development of its archives and special collections.

Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.