May 15 2006
Lois Gray receives honor from The Working Theater
Lois Gray, ILR's Jean McKelvey/Alice Grant Professor of Labor Management Relations Emeritus and former Associate Dean and Director, ILR Extension, will be honored on Monday, June 5th by the Working Theater in New York City.
The Working Theater's Annual Awards Ceremony honors extraordinary achievement in labor, the arts, and community. The theater is dedicated to producing culturally diverse plays that explore the lives of working people and the issues they confront in an increasingly complex world.
Along with Lois, The Working Theater is also honoring:
- Barbara Bowen, President, Professional Staff Congress
- Stanley Plesent, Partner, Hogan and Hartson
- Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson, Actors
In 1946, Lois was appointed by the ILR School's two founding faculty members, Professors Jean McKelvey and Maurice Neufeld, to head the first off-campus office of ILR in Buffalo, New York. Lois traveled to New York City in 1956 to become Director of ILR Extension's Metropolitan District Office. In 1976, she was named Associate Dean and Director of the Extension Division, a position she held until 1987. In 1990, she was named the first McKelvey-Grant Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations, a chair that is given to a professor active in both the resident and extension divisions of the ILR School.