Daniel Santos to Receive OWLS Award

In February, the Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) named Daniel Santos JD'85 recipient of the 2006 Judge Mercedes Deiz Award for promotion of minorities in the law.

A policy advisor to Gov. Ted Kulongoski, Santos has worked in the administration of four Oregon governors and influenced the lives of countless minorities throughout his career. In addition to providing clerkships and internships in the courts and governor's office for women and minorities, Santos has served as a founding member of Scholarships for Oregon Latinos, a program that connects Hispanic youth in need of financial assistance for college with local businesses. According to OWLS, this program alone has changed the lives of numerous Hispanic youths in Oregon, helping them gain greater access to higher education.

Santos will be honored, along with other award recipients, at the organization's 14th Annual Awards Dinner on March 17, 2006, at the Governor Hotel in Portland.