Honors and Achievements

Lynn Stauffer, Sarah Dove Receive Women in Business Awards

Lynn Stauffer, Sarah Dove and Judy Sakaki

Women in Business Award winners Lynn Stauffer, left, and Sarah Dove, right, with SSU President Judy Sakaki. Photo by Susan Kashack

Lynn Stauffer and Sarah Dove have been honored as the University’s first recipients of the North Bay Business Journal’s Women in Business awards.

Stauffer, the Dean of the School of Science and Technology, joined the faculty of the Computer Science Department at Sonoma State in 1994 after earning her Ph.D. from UC Irvine. She is a past chair of the department and received the University’s highest faculty honor, the Excellence in Teaching Award, in 2006. She became dean in 2010.

Stauffer was the Computer Science Department’s first female faculty member when she joined in 1994. She immediately established the Women in Computer Science Club, and remains committed to supporting women in STEM. “This perspective, coupled with my commitment to educating students of all backgrounds, has driven my work with campus diversity, inclusiveness, and outreach,” she says.

Dove founded the Career Center in the School of Business and Economics in 2003 and has been the director ever since. She has been a professor in the department since 1993 and in 2014 earned the department’s Students’ Choice Award for her impact outside the classroom. She holds a Master’s of International Management, Cross-Cultural Management and Negotiation from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Dove founded the SSU Professional Sales Certificate program in 2014 and this year took the first cohort of students to participate in the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition at Chico State.