Alberta Johnston was a faculty member for the Extension Service from 1963-1990. Starting as a Home Management Specialist in 1963, Johnston eventually became the Deputy Director of the Extension Service in 1987. Her focus was home economics.
Jo Ann Leong was a faculty member in the Microbiology Department for over 25 years. In 1996, Leong became the Chairman of the Microbiology Department. Leong helped save Northwest steelhead trout and salmon through discovering a new viral genus and developing a DNA vaccine that would take advantage of a trout's natural resistance to diseases.
Jefferts Schori is the Episcopal Church of the United States’ 26th Presiding Bishop. She received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in oceanography from Oregon State in 1977 and 1983. After receiving a Master of Divinity degree in 1994, she became assistant rector of Corvallis’ Church of the Good Samaritan. Jefferts Schori later served as the Episcopal Church’s Bishop of Nevada before being elected as Presiding Bishop in 2006.