Florence Black, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field



  • Mathematics for over 40 years until retirement in 1960
  • Florence Black Teaching Award in Mathematics was established upon her retirement
  • Treasurer of the Women’s Faculty Club from 1930 to the 1970s and College Faculty Secretary for over 20 years
  • Faculty Adviser of the Jay Jaynes, the KU women’s pep club, from its founding until 1952
  • Avid KU Athletics supporter: did not miss one single basketball game from 1918 to 1973 and missed no football games until the later years of her life