TU Alumnus Lex Frieden honored with Bush Library Award

Lex Frieden honored by Bush Presidential Library

Lex Frieden
From left: Bush Library docent and disability advocate Lisa Trampota, archivist Michelle Bogart, Lex Frieden, archivist Buffie Hollis, education director Shirley Hammond and director Warren Finch. Photo: Daniela Weaver Photography

University of Tulsa alumnus Lex Frieden (BS ’71) has received the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Frieden is a professor in the School of Biomedical Informatics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He also serves as director of the Independent Living Research Utilization program at Memorial Hermann Hospital’s Institute for Rehabilitation and Research.

Frieden was recognized for his lifelong commitment to student enrichment and creativity. He is a past director of the National Council on the Handicapped (now the National Council on Disability) and is highly regarded as one of the original writers of the Americans with Disabilities Act.