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. In 1993, Gloria Randall Scott was elected to the Common Cause National Governing Board.[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. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-03-21.
  2. ^ "Dr. Gloria Randle Scott - 12th President of Bennett College". TopBlacks. Archived from the original on 2006-11-25. Retrieved 2007-03-21.
  3. ^ "The Travails of a Small Black College". The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. Spring 2002. JSTOR 3133823.