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Iris Savich

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MA in Interdisciplinary Studies Department
isavich@marylhurst.edu

Education

MA, University of Iowa 

BA, Hillsdale College, Michigan

Classes Taught

Critical Contexts: Culture, Gender, Values, & Vision
Cultural Competence in Organizations
Organizational Behavior
Culture, Gender, Values and Vision

About

People have always been Iris Savich's passion and business. Savich, a former teacher at the middle school, high school, and college level, has served on a variety of committees, ran a school improvement team and acted as a department chair for English as a Second Language programs. She loved teaching, but along the way discovered what she liked best was developing and delivering a variety of training.

In 1989, Savich launched her company, TAP Unlimited Corporation. She chose the motto, "train to retain." The idea is that it is healthier and cheaper for a company to invest in its current employees through training, rather than to fire, rehire, and train a new group of employees.

In her free time, Savich and two friends cook dinner for 25-30 doctors and nurses who volunteer their services to the Hillsboro Essential Health Clinic, a clinic for low-income persons with little or no insurance. She is involved with Women of Vision, a clinic that is dedicated to help women achieve personal and professional power. Iris also sits on a national board - the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CBDM) - that meets at various locations around the country to assess managers' proficiencies and deals with ethical issues of conduct.

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November 11, 2014

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

As part of our on-going partnership with Mary's Woods, join us for our monthly Marylhurst Day at Mary's Woods. Activities take place throughout the...

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December 09, 2014

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

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December 12, 2014

Guest Lecture: Marginality and Aging: Creating a Senior Program for the LGBT community in Portland

Presenter Susan Kocen will discuss the aging journey in 21st-century Portland for LGBTQ seniors facing the new stigma of old-age and the invisibili...

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