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Lisa Wittorff
Lisa Wittorff

Lisa Wittorff, LCSW is the Director of Services for Students with Children at Portland State University. She has her Master of Social Work from California State University Sacremento. Lisa has worked as an adoptions social worker for twelve years and has adopted three special needs children as a single parent. Prior to coming to Portland State University in 2012, she worked for Children’s Protective Services for 22 years in Sacremento, California.

Lisa loves helping students with children find the resources they need to overcome tremendous barriers to success, stay in school, and complete their degrees. Under Lisa’s direction, SSWC has grown from a small resource center to an award winning program: NASPA Innovative Program Award, 2014. NASPA Outstanding Undergraduate Student Parent Program award, 2017. 

Lisa is also a regular contributor to Ascend at the Aspen Institute, and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s Student Parent Success Initiative.