Hall of Fame

Gayle Poff Ventura

Gayle Poff Ventura

Inducted 2012  • Meritorious


  • Meritorious - 1958-61, 1964-92
  • Began her career in the University of Portland Physical Plant in 1958
  • Moved to UP Athletics in 1964, first working as the Athletic Department Secretary before becoming the Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director, handling a wide-range of responsibilities.
  • Served three different Athletic Directors
  • Earned the University of Portland’s Miltner Award in 1989, which is the highest employee honor bestowed by the University