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Dorothy Roper Daly -- 1996 Outstanding Alumnus
Bachelor of Science - 1942 - Economics/C&I
Dorothy Roper Daly's choice of economics as a major was considered somewhat unusual for a woman in the 1940s. But it was a career choice that suited Daly well. After earning her degree from UW in 1942, she was hired by the Treasury Department. Except for a 16-year hiatus to raise three children, she was employed in the Treasury her whole working life, a total of 28 years. Her positions included planning director of the U.S. Savings Bond Division.
In 1972, Daly expanded her duties to encompass managing the Federal Women's Program, becoming manager of the program for the entire Treasury in 1980 and establishing a remarkable record in advancing career opportunities for women in the Treasury. In 1985, she earned a master's in legal studies from Antioch University.
Since retiring from the Treasury, Daly has become a member of the National Storytellers Association; sharing stories of ranching life with, among others, people in retirement and nursing homes. Currently, she is compiling her stories into a book, Sagebrush Tales.