Dr. Youngblood served as president of Western Oregon University
for seven years and accomplished many things, including the building of
a new library.
Youngblood graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in
1965, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in South Asian studies and Political
Science. She also received a Master of Arts in South Asian Studies in
1966, and her Ph.D. in Political Science in 1970.
Dr. Youngblood has played an active role in higher education in the United
States. She also authored several publications and been involved with
a variety of activities involving the United States and Indian Governments.
She is active with groups such as the YMCA, American Cancer Society, and
Salvation Army in her community.