Kay J. Wight has led a very distinguished career as a business executive and civic leader in the dynamic public, private and nonprofit sectors of New York City.

Ms. Wight held many positions over her 23-year career at CBS, Inc., working for CBS News and CBS Sports. As director of Public Responsibility for American Express Travel Related Services Company, and as VP of MacAndrews & Forbes/Revlon she managed high-visibility projects and events. Wight has made outstanding contributions to society as a professional and volunteer in the fields of health care, cancer research, women’s rights, the arts, education, and philanthropy.  She has been affiliated with the American Cancer Society, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, the Institute for Women and Work at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the Guttman Institute and served as chair of the New York City Commission on the Status of Women.

Her awards include: Hall of Achievement Award at WSU; induction into the Academy of Women Achievers of the YWCA of New York City; WSU Alumni Achievement; NYC Women in Communications Matrix Award for Broadcasting; Women in Communications National Headliner; NYC National Organization for Women, Charlotte Friel Professional Achievement Award (WSU); Elizabeth Cady Stanton; American Cancer Society Woman of Achievement; Boston Women in Communications Matrix Award for Broadcasting; National Association of Female Executives/Ford Motor Company Woman Executive of the Year.

Ms. Wight has established the Kay J. Wight Exemplary Scholarship Fund at the Edward R. Murrow College of WSU.