Barbara W. Newell

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Dr. Barbara Newell
Born (1929-08-19) August 19, 1929 (age 84)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Wisconsin
Vassar College
Occupation Academic Administrator
Former Chancellor
Spouse(s) Ernest Kolowrat

Barbara Warne Newell (born August 19, 1929),[1] was the first female Chancellor of the State University System of Florida. She served in this capacity from 1981 - 1985.[2][3]

Newell is originally from Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor's degree from Vassar College, and a Masters degree and Doctorate in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to becoming chancellor, Newell served as President of Wellesley College from 1971–1980, and Associate Provost at the University of Pittsburgh.[4]

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Academic offices
Preceded by
E. T. York
4th Chancellor of the
State University System of Florida

1981–1985
Succeeded by
Charles B. Reed