Gloria Randle Scott

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Gloria Randle Scott (born Gloria Dean on April 14, 1938 in Houston, Texas) is an American educator and the first African-American to head the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Born and raised in Texas,in 1959 Scott became the first African-American to receive a degree in zoology from Indiana University. She also received a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Indiana in 1965.[1] She was president of the Girl Scouts from 1975 to 1978 and remains on the Board of Directors. She was president of Bennett College, serving from 1987 until in 2001.[2][3]

Scott is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

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  1. ^ Oliver, Lady (March 2007). "Hometown Hero Dr. Gloria Randall Scott, First African-American National President of Girl Scouts USA, Visits Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council". Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Gloria Randle Scott - 12th President of Bennett College". TopBlacks. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 
  3. ^ "The Travails of a Small Black College". The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. Spring 2002. JSTOR 3133823.