Rosemary Park, 1907–, American educator, b. Andover, Mass., grad. Radcliffe (B.A., 1928; M.A., 1929), Univ. of Cologne (Ph.D., 1934). She was instructor in German (1930–32) and acting dean of freshmen (1934–35) at Wheaton College. From 1935 to 1947 she taught at Connecticut College, becoming academic dean in 1946; she served as president from 1947 to 1962. From 1962 to 1967 she was president of Barnard College. She was vice chancellor of the Univ. of California at Los Angeles from 1967 to 1970, then stayed on as professor of education until her retirement.
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