At the Work Session on the City's preschool plan, we learned that Director Patu's husband, Von Paul Patu, passed away. It was noted by President Carr that she would be gone for a few weeks.
Mr. Patu was a frequent speaker at Board meetings in my early years as an activist. He and Betty were tireless activists for the Pacific Islander community, especially students.
Von Paul and Betty were recently recognized by the University of Washington Alumni Association – Multicultural Alumni Partnership (UWAA – MAP) for their work.
My deepest sympathies to Director Patu and her family.