Class of 1969
Vicki Kreimeyer was born in Enterprise, Oregon, and lived in northeast Oregon until age 13, when she moved to Portland for high school. While attending Lewis & Clark, she majored in English and became passionate about everything about books and literature.
“Being an English major meant I could read novels and get credit,” she said.
In college she also loved classical music, theater and travel, and continues to pursue these interests today. After graduating with the class of ’69, Vicki immediately headed off to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to obtain a masters in library science. Her career goals were greatly influenced by her part time work at the college library, and being mentored by the library director at Lewis & Clark, James Pirie. Following graduation at University of Michigan, her first professional position was at Lewis & Clark, where she worked for 14 years. During that time, she also completed a second master’s degree in public administration. Her library career continued beyond Lewis & Clark, and she held management level positions in academic and public libraries in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
As a member of the alumni board, Vicki looks forward to reconnecting with the college. She seeks the excellence in education she was provided at Lewis & Clark, and looks to ensure that, “in the future, women like me, for whom college is an enormous privilege, have the opportunity for undergraduate education in an institution that draws out talents and provides challenge to grow in all ways.”
Today, Vicki’s life is enriched by friends and extended family, including her adult step children, step granddaughter, two great nieces, and great nephew. She serves on several community boards, including the Opera Idaho Board, City Club of Boise and Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation. Music remains the center of her creative life, and she enjoys performing with Boise Master Chorale, Boise Baroque Orchestra and Opera Idaho. As an opera chorus member, she has played characters ranging from a cigar factory girl in Carmen to a Scottish noblewoman in Lucia Di Lammermor. “I have enjoyed being in operas and letting my inner extroverted self out in a variety of chorus characters. It is challenging in all ways – physical, mental and emotional.”