Eventually, Ramey earned a law degree from the University of California, Davis, where her husband, Melvin Ramey, was hired as a professor of civil and environmental engineering, a role he continues today.Ramey joined the CSUS faculty in 1975 and became the associate dean in 1988.
In 1992, she
was one of 30 people chosen nationally to serve as an American Council on Education Fellow
.The fellowship is aimed at developing the talents of individuals who show strong leadership skills.Ramey
fellowship in Santa Cruz.
Pister said that Ramey
"was keenly aware of the undercurrent, the racial problems on the Santa Cruz campus.
Pister recalls that Ramey
gently critiqued his
style and approach.
...From 1994 to mid-1996, Ramey served as executive officer to the provost at UC Davis.
duties was handling official grievances, recalls Robert D. Grey, senior adviser to Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef.
has a sense of integrity that everybody respects," he
exhibits a quiet resolve and determination.She
really works hard to be fair.That made her
well-suited to handle difficult circumstances."
These days, Ramey
is clear on what is important in her
walks religiously, snowshoes avidly and bicycles diligently.African American art is her
passion.Her daughter, 32-year-old Daina Ramey, is an assistant professor of history at Michigan State.Her
son, 33-year-old David Ramey, is a Navy Reserve pilot.
life, both professional and personal, is happy.
"September 11th has something to do with (finding satisfaction)," she
said."You look at all this and say, 'Why can't I be happy with what I've done and accomplished?' "
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