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In Memoriam: Marjorie J. Miller, 1932-2018

In Memoriam: Marjorie J. Miller, 1932-2018

In 1973, Marjorie Miller joined the faculty at Bowling Green State University in Ohio teaching textiles and fashion merchandising. She was the director of the university’s fashion merchandising program from 1986 until her retirement a decade later.

In Memoriam: Virginia Caples, 1946-2018

In Memoriam: Virginia Caples, 1946-2018

Dr. Caples began her academic career at her alma mater, Alcorn State University. She then joined the faculty at Alabama A&M University, and served there in many capacities, including provost, for the next 40 years. On two occasions, Dr. Caples served as interim president of Alabama A&M.

In Memoriam: Sally Jacquelyn Page, 1943-2018

In Memoriam: Sally Jacquelyn Page, 1943-2018

Sally J. Page served as an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity officer at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and the University of North Dakota for more than 40 years.

In Memoriam: Lynne Rudder Baker, 1944-2017

In Memoriam: Lynne Rudder Baker, 1944-2017

Dr. Baker joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2009. She was promoted to Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in 2005 and retired in 2013.

In Memoriam: Grace Victoria Edmondson Harris, 1933-2018

In Memoriam: Grace Victoria Edmondson Harris, 1933-2018

Dr. Harris was the first African American women to serve as a chief academic officer at a four-year public university in Virginia. She served on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond for 48 years.

In Memoriam: Lillian Rachel Goodman, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Lillian Rachel Goodman, 1923-2018

Lillian Goodman was a professor and dean of the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also founded the Department of Nursing at what is now Worcester State University in Massachusetts. That nursing department is now named in Dr. Goodman’s honor.

In Memoriam: Adele Pack Boyd, 1932-2018

In Memoriam: Adele Pack Boyd, 1932-2018

Adele Boyd joined the faculty at Ursinus College in 1967 as a professor of exercise and sports science. She remained employed at the college for 34 years as a professor, coach, and deputy athletic director.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Lynn Allen

In Memoriam: Cheryl Lynn Allen

Dr. Allen joined the faculty of Morehouse College as an instructor in 1988 and rose to the rank of full professor. On two occasions she was named interim dean of the Business and Economics Division at Morehouse College, the first woman to serve as a dean in the division.

In Memoriam: Mary Cornelia Spinks Weil, 1942-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Cornelia Spinks Weil, 1942-2018

Mary Weil was the managing editor of the University of Delaware Messenger, a magazine for alumni and other friends of the university. She worked in the public relations office of the university for 24 years.

In Memoriam: Frances Johanne Ingemann, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Frances Johanne Ingemann, 1927-2018

Dr. Ingemann joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 1957 and taught there for 42 years. She founded the department of linguistics at the university in 1967 and was a pioneer in acoustic speech research.

In Memoriam: Rosemary Petranech, 1935-2018

In Memoriam: Rosemary Petranech, 1935-2018

In 1977 Petranech joined the staff at Marquette University in Milwaukee as the affirmative action officer. She retired 22 years later and was the longest-serving diversity officer in the history of the university.

In Memoriam: Mary Cole Farrow Long, 1922-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Cole Farrow Long, 1922-2018

After completing her master’s degree in 1965 at the age of 43, Professor Long served on the faculty at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, for 18 years. There, she taught freshman and sophomore English and creative writing.

In Memoriam: Marcia Joan Canning, 1948-2018

In Memoriam: Marcia Joan Canning, 1948-2018

Marcia Canning was chief campus counsel at the University of California, San Francisco before retiring in 2013. She served for more than 30 years as a legal officer in the University of California System.

In Memoriam: Roberta Thompson Manning, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Roberta Thompson Manning, 1940-2018

Dr. Manning joined the faculty at Boston College in 1975 and remained their until her retirement in 2013. She was an expert on Soviet history and politics.

In Memoriam: March Fong Eu, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: March Fong Eu, 1922-2017

March Fong Eu was the first woman to hold a division chair at the University of California, San Francisco, where she headed the dental hygiene program. She was also the first woman to hold the office of Secretary of State in California.

In Memoriam: Inez Everling Good, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Inez Everling Good, 1923-2018

Inez Everling Good was an associate professor emerita of modern languages at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. She grew up in Nuremberg during the Third Reich.

In Memoriam: Suanne Davis Roueche, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Suanne Davis Roueche, 1942-2017

Suanne Roueche, served for than 20 years as director of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development and was senior lecturer emerita in the department of educational administration at the University of Texas. She was a leading advocate of community college education.

In Memoriam: Cynthia DuBois, 1985-2018

In Memoriam: Cynthia DuBois, 1985-2018

Cynthia DuBois, a Presidential Fellow and research associate in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern Unversity, died earlier this month. She was 32 years old and had suffered from brain cancer.

In Memoriam: Laurel Ann Grotzinger, 1935-2017

In Memoriam: Laurel Ann Grotzinger, 1935-2017

Professor Grotzinger joined the faculty at Western Michigan University in 1964. In 1979 she became the dean of the Graduate College. Dr. Grotzinger was the first woman in the history of Western Michigan University to be appointed to an academic dean position.

In Memoriam: Leslie Rosenberg Wolfe, 1943-2017

In Memoriam: Leslie Rosenberg Wolfe, 1943-2017

Leslie R. Wolfe was the long-time director of the Center for Women Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. She is perhaps best known for her 1989 report that exposed gender bias in the SAT college entrance examination that allegedly caused women to score lower on the test than men.

In Memoriam: Susan Tammy Jones, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Susan Tammy Jones, 1945-2017

Susan T. Jones was associate vice president for university advancement at the University of Miami. A graduate of the university, she served as a fundraiser there for more than 20 years.

In Memoriam: Marilou Allen, 1933-2017

In Memoriam: Marilou Allen, 1933-2017

Allen joined the staff at Haverford College in 1981 as director of the community outreach office. The initial appointment was for 18 months. But she remained head of the office until her retirement in 2015. She also founded and was director of the college’s Women’s Center for 33 years.

In Memoriam: Julie Belle White-Newman, 1943-2017

In Memoriam: Julie Belle White-Newman, 1943-2017

After earning a doctorate at the University of Minnesota, Dr. White-Newman joined the faculty at St. Catherine University in 1975. She served on the faculty for 30 years, retiring in 2005 as an associate professor of speech communication.

In Memoriam: Jane Hawkins Raimi, 1950-2017

In Memoriam: Jane Hawkins Raimi, 1950-2017

Professor Hawkins Raimi served as chair of the department of music at Duke University from 2010 to 2014. She also served two terms as director of performance for the music department. She had served on the Duke faculty for nearly 40 years.

In Memoriam: Joan Kain, 1927-2017

In Memoriam: Joan Kain, 1927-2017

oan Kain, who served for 17 years on the biology department faculty at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, held master’s degrees from Marquette University, the University of Northern Arizona, the University of Minnesota, and Macalester College.

In Memoriam: Peggy Sue Caudle Vining, 1929-2017

In Memoriam: Peggy Sue Caudle Vining, 1929-2017

Peggy Sue Caudle Vining was the poet laureate of the state of Arkansas and served for 21 years as the director of the Children’s Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

In Memoriam: Lilli Schwenk Hornig, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Lilli Schwenk Hornig, 1921-2017

Lilli Hornig was a chemist and an educator who conducted research on the atomic bomb. She served as chair of the department of chemistry at what is now Trinity Washington University.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline A. DeWalt, 1952-2017

In Memoriam: Jacqueline A. DeWalt, 1952-2017

Jacqueline DeWalt was the former long-time director of the Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Education (PEOPLE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In Memoriam: Cecelia Marie O'Connell, 1927-2017

In Memoriam: Cecelia Marie O’Connell, 1927-2017

Peggy McConnell was a graduate of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and served on the faculty there from 1967 to `998.

In Memoriam: Barbara Buchanan Lewis, 1938-2017

In Memoriam: Barbara Buchanan Lewis, 1938-2017

Barbara Buchanan Lewis was the first woman to serve as dean of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Prior to her career in academia, Professor Lewis worked as an attorney for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In Memoriam: Joan W. Blos, 1928-2017

In Memoriam: Joan W. Blos, 1928-2017

A graduate of Vassar College, Blos, who won a National Book Award in 1980, taught at the Bank Street College of Education in New York. Later she served on the faculty at the University of Michigan.

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McKinney Edmonds, 1932-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McKinney Edmonds, 1932-2017

Mary Edmonds was a faculty member at Cleveland State University, a dean at Bowling Green State University, and vice provost for student affairs at Stanford University.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Bolden Beck, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Bolden Beck, 1931-2017

Dr. Beck started her career at Florida A&M University in 1958 as an instructor of nursing. She retired in 2000 after serving as the leader of the School of Allied Health Sciences at the university for 18 years.

In Memoriam: Mari Lyn Salvador, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Mari Lyn Salvador, 1940-2017

Mari Lyn Salvador was the former director of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a long-time faculty member at the University of New Mexico.

In Memoriam: Verda Mae Dale, 1916-2017

In Memoriam: Verda Mae Dale, 1916-2017

Dr. Dale was a native of Kansas and grew up on a cattle farm. She rode a horse to her high school, where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class. Dr. Dale had a long career in higher education at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Hawaii.