KU Women's Hall of Fame


The University of Kansas has a rich legacy of phenomenal women, many of whom have been inducted into the KU Women's Hall of Fame since its founding in 1970.

The individuals composing the Women's Hall of Fame are exemplary members of our society in both their overall impact and their outstanding character. Inductees have accomplished feats in their respective fields and their contributions, achievements, and success serve as inspiration for us all.

See the complete list of Women's Hall of Fame members below.

Women's Hall of Fame Display

Dr. Kala Stroup, a Hall of Fame honoree, had the vision for the KU Women's Hall of Fame display honoring past and current inductees located on the 5th floor of the KU Memorial Union at the Lawrence campus.

Women's Hall of Fame Members

NameYear inductedCareer field
Adele Hall2014 Philanthropy
Alberta L. Corbin1989 German, Higher Education
Aletha Huston1983 Human Development
Alexandra Mason1980 Library Studies
Alferdteen Harrison2016 African-American Studies, History
Alice Lieberman2004 Social Work
Alice-Ann Darrow1991 Music, Dance
Alicia Ann Clair1984 Music Therapy
Alma Poehler Brook1989 Art History
Analee "Betsy" Beisecker2000 Sociology, Preventive Medicine
Andrea Norris2001 Art History
Anita Herzfeld1982 Linguistics, Latin American Studies
Ann Brill2015 Journalism
Ann Cudd2008 Women's Studies, Philosophy
Ann Eversole1994 Higher Education
Ann P. Turnbull1994 Special Education
Ann Schofield1991 American Studies, History
Ann T. Weick1992 Social Welfare
Ann Victoria Thomas1981 Law
Anna M. Cienciala1993 History
Anne Levinson2016 Law, Community Activism
Annette Rieger2006 Social Work, Philanthropy
Annette Stanton2005 Psychology
Audrey Langworthy2008 Political Science
Barbara Anthony-Twarog, PhD1995 Science, Physics & Astronomy
Barbara Atkinson2007 Medicine, Higher Education
Barbara C. Etzel1975 Human Development
Barbara M. Craig1979 French & Italian
Barbara Lukert2015 Medicine
Barbara Timmermann2014 Medicinal Chemistry
Barbara W. Ballard1985 Politics, Higher Education Administration
Barbara Watkins2002 Higher Education
Beatrice Wright1971 Psychology
Bernadette Gray-Little2017 Higher Education, Psychology
Bette Krenzer1981 Engineering
Beulah Duncan1985 Community Organization
Beverly Boyd1977 English
Beverly Smith-Billings2005 Philanthropy, Psychology, Business
Bonnie Ritter1977 Communication Studies
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan2009 Mathematics
Carlotta S. Nellis1990 Housing Services
Carol A. Beier2012 Law
Carol Fabian2016 Medicine, Oncology
Carol Marinovich2010 Politics
Caryl Kelley Smith1978 Higher Education
Cathy Daicoff2013 Finance, Public Administration
Charlene L. Muehlenhard1993 Women's Studies, Psychology
Christine Kenney2004 Law
Colleen McCain Nelson2017 Journalism
Connie Burk2015 Activism
Connie Novistky1970 Community Service
Cora Downs1970 Biology
Cora Lee Beers Price2003 Classics
Cynthia Carroll2012 Geology, Business
Deannell Reece Tacha1972 Law
Deborah J. Gerner1992 Political Science
Deborah J. Teeter2014 Research & Planning
Deborah Powell2002 Medicine, Higher Education
Debra Kamps2012 Science, Disability Research
Diana B. Carlin1998 Higher Education, Communications
Diane McDermott1996 Psychology
Donna Sweet2013 Medicine
Dorthy Pennington2004 English, Communication Studies
Edith L. Taylor2004 Women's Studies, Higher Education
Edith M. Freeman1991 Social Welfare
Edwyna Condon Gilbert1984 English
Elaine Sharp1988 Political Science
Eleanor J. Sullivan1993 Nursing, Novelist
Eleanor Malott1983 Philanthropy
Eleanor Scott Meyers1978 Theology
Elinor P. Schroeder1984 Law
Elizabeth A. Kuznesof1994 Latin American Studies
Elizabeth Broun2008 Art History
Elizabeth C. Banks1991 Classics
Elizabeth Miller Watkins1985 Business
Elizabeth Schultz1973 English
Elizabeth Sherbon1979 Dance
Emily Taylor1971 Higher Education
Esther Twente1970 Social Welfare
Esther Valladolid Wolf1988 Social Work, Politics
Evelyn DeGraw1980 Art
Evelyn Hitchcock Alden1976 Philanthropy
Florence Black1973 Mathematics
Florence Teat-Montgomery1996 Housing Services
Frances Degen Horowitz1974 Higher Education Administration, Psychology
Frances Ingemann1977 Linguistics
Genevieve Hargiss1983 Music
Gertrude Sellards Pearson1988 Philanthropy
Gisela A.M. Dreschoff1978 Physics, Astronomy
Gloria Farha Flentje2011 Law
Gunda I. Georg1992 Chemistry
Hannah Britton2011 Political Science, Women's Studies
Hazel Anderson1974 Law
Helen Alexander2007 Science, Biology
Helen Foresman Spencer1981 Art
Helen Martin Gilles1971 Medicine
Ida Hyde1986 Biology, Physiology
Irene Nunemaker1974 Business
Irene Peabody1981 Music
Jacqueline Snyder2009 Higher Education
Jacqueline Z. Davis2000 Performing Arts
Jan Kozma1997 French & Italian
Jan Sheldon2017 Applied Behavioral Science
Janet Hamburg1992 Dance
Janet Murgia2010 Law
Janet Sharistanian1985 English
Janet Sommer Campbell2013 Broadcasting Administration
Janice Kay Mendenhall1978 Government Relations
Jannette Berkley-Patton2018 Health
Jean Bragg Schumaker1993 Child Psychology
Jean F. Shepherd1985 Law
Jean Pyfer1980 Health and Recreation
Jeanne Gass Stump1970 Art History
Jill Sobel Quadagno1984 Sociology
Joan Brunfeldt1999 Medicine
Joan Hunt2007 Biology, Immunology
Joanne M. Collins1987 Politics
Joey Sprague2009 Sociology
Joyce Castle2003 Music
Juanita Strait2000 Music
Judith N. LeBlanc1981 Human Development
Judy Locy Wright2010 Philanthropy
Julie Robinson2015 Law
K. Barbara Jetter Schowen1988 Chemistry
Kala Mays Stroup1976 Higher Education
Karen L. Miller2010 Nursing
Karen Mitchell Humphreys2015 Law
Karen R. Keesling1976 Women's Rights Activism, Military Affairs
Karen Symms Gallagher1999 Higher Education Administration
Karlyn Kohrs Campbell1982 Communication Studies
Katherine Giele1980 Higher Education Administration
Katherine Rose-Mockry2011 Higher Education
Kathleen C. Doering1977 Science, Biology
Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett1987 Higher Education Administration, Psychology
Kathleen Sebelius2009 Political Science, Public Administration, Politics
Kathryn Nemeth Tuttle1998 Higher Education Administration
Kathryn Vratil2013 Law
Kathy Barnard1991 Art
Kathy Davis2013 Pediatric Palliative Care
Kathy Suprenant2006 Biology
Kay Barnes2006 Politics
Kimberly Templeton2014 Orthopedic Surgery
Kristin Bowman-James1989 Chemistry
Lenoir Ekdahl1987 Housing Services
Leona Baumgartner1979 Politics
Liane Davis1996 Social Work
Linda Luckey2004 Religion, Higher Education Administration
Linda Mullens1996 Higher Education Administration
Linda Warren2005 Medicine
Linda Weir-Enegren2012 Philanthropy
Lorraine Haricombe2012 Library Studies
Louise Wheeler1973 Law
Lydia Beebe2018 Business
Lynette Woodard2018 Athletics
Lynn Bretz2011 Communications
M. Evelyn Swartz1979 Education
Mabel L. Rice1990 Child Language
Margaret "Peg" Byrne1983 Speech & Language Pathology
Margaret Battenfeld Hashinger1988 Sociology
Margaret Frailey Hayes1970 Law, Government
Margaret Wenski Amini1995 Journalism
Margo Gordon1983 Social Welfare
Maria Carlson2009 Russian & East European Studies
Marian Washington1979 Athletics
Marietta Hanna-Jackson1996 Housing Services
Marigold Linton2004 Psychology
Marily Harper Rhudy2014 Pharmacy
Marilyn Ainsworth Yarbrough1982 Law
Marilyn Stokstad1972 Art History
Maritza Machado-Williams2008 Higher Education
Marjorie Heard Franklin1988 Engineering
Marjorie Whitney1982 Art
Marlesa Roney2008 Higher Education Administration
Martha Langley2003 Social Welfare
Martha Peterson1972 Higher Education Administration, Mathematics
Mary Beck Briscoe2001 Law
Mary Burg2012 Higher Education Administration
Mary Grant1975 Classics
Mary Joan McCann1971 Accounting
Mary Klayder2018 Education
Mary Lee Hummert2003 Communication Studies
Mary Lou Michaelis1998 Chemistry
Mary Morrill Litchfield1975 Public Administration
Mary Murgia2010 Law
Mary Rosenbloom2002 Library Sciences
Mary Turkington1976 Engineering
Maryemma Graham2002 English
Marylee Southard1996 Engineering
Marynell Dyatt Reece2007 Business
Maude Ellsworth1970 Art
Mildred Clodfelter1986 Business Administration
Miriam Stewart Green1978 Music
Muriel Helen Johnson1986 Women's Studies
Nancy A. Dahl1993 Science, Biology
Nancy Kassebaum1984 Politics
Nancy L. Peterson1994 Special Education
Natalie Calderwood1990 English
Neeli Bendapudi2014 Business, Marketing
Nita Sundbye Sewell1972 Higher Education Administration
Nobleza Asuncion-Lande2001 Communication Studies
Nona Tollefson1986 Psychology
Nyla Branscombe2004 Psychology
Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka1997 Theatre and Film
Pamela Soltis2004 Plant Biology
Patricia Ann Wolfe1981 Education, Administration
Patricia Long2016 Higher Education
Patricia Thomas2011 Medicine
Polly Bales2005 Music, Philanthropy
Rae Sedgwick1987 Law, Psychology, Advocacy
Renate Mai-Dalton1995 Business
Julie Johnson Staples2018 Advocacy
Rita Napier1982 History
Rochelle Chronister1990 Politics, Virology
Rose L. Greaves1991 History
Rosemarie T. Truglio2015 Human Development
Sadye Logan1998 Social Work
Sally Mason1996 Science, Higher Education
Sandra Albrecht1996 Sociology & Women's Studies
Sandy Praeger2018 Politics
Sara Paretsky1988 Business, Creative Writing
Sara Thomas Rosen2013 Linguistics, Higher Education Administration
Sarah Deer2017 Law and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Sarah Jane Russell1993 Women's Studies, Counseling
Saralyn Reece Hardy2017 Art and Museum Administration
Sharon Lee2016 Medicine
Sharon S. Brehm1989 Psychology, Higher Education
Sheila C. Bair2011 Finance
Shelley Jane Miller1994 Library Studies
Sherry Borgers1990 Psychology
Shirley Harkess1984 Sociology, Women's Studies
Susan J. Kemper1992 Psychology
Susan V. Craig2004 Art History
Susanne M. Shaw1994 Journalism
Terry Evans2017 Photographer/ Artist
Betty Jo Charlton1997 Politics
Toni-Marie Montgomery2003 Higher Education, Music
Venida Chenault2016 HIgher Education, Social Welfare
Virginia E. Detlor1985 Science, Biology
Vivian McCoy Rogers1980 Education
Wealthy Babcock1973 Mathematics
Zelema Harris1988 Higher Education

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