The executive director of the Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) at Foothill College, Gay Krause, has been given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
Krause is a College of Education alumna. The title of Alumni Fellow is an elite distinction, bestowed on just one-eighth of 1 percent of all living Penn State alumni.
With her husband Bill, Krause donated $6.5 million for the Krause Innovation Studio, at Penn State’s University Park campus. The studio will help faculty support their classes using powerful technology such as digital video, Web 2.0 tools, and mobile and ubiquitous computing.
In addition to her Penn State undergraduate degree, Krause earned a master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of Virginia. She holds credentials in administration from San Francisco State University and San Jose State University.
KCI's mission is to design and implement innovative professional development education and training to support the diverse workforce needed to compete in the knowledge economy.