In Memoriam: Katheryne Levis McCormick (1922-2011)

Katheryne Levis McCormick, a long-time educator and administrator at Rutgers University, died at a retirement community in Bridgewater, New Jersey. She was 88 years old.

McCormick was a native of Baltimore. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned a master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Delaware. It was in Delaware where she met her husband, Richard McCormick, a noted historian who later was chair of the department of history at Rutgers and dean of the undergraduate college. The couple’s son Richard L. McCormick is the current president of Rutgers University.

Katheryne McCormick taught chemistry and mathematics at Douglass College at Rutgers University. In the her fifties, she earned a master’s degree in educational administration at Rutgers and later served as director of space and scheduling at the university. She retired in 1983.

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