a tribute from Rebeca Rangel

The  direction of my academic and as a result professional and community career were greatly influenced by Herman Blake and his leadership at Oakes when i was there from,  1975 to 1979.

Some of the most valuable lessons were about caring and learning from your community. He empowered all of us to take on leadership. The opportunities were endless and many of us jumped in with both feet!

Thank you Herman!

Oakes ’78