Marguerite Ross Barnett
|Marguerite Ross Barnett|
|8th President of the
University of Houston
|Preceded by||Richard L. Van Horn|
|Succeeded by||James H. Pickering|
|Born||May 21, 1942
|Died||February 26, 1992
|Spouse(s)||Stephen A. Barnett (divorced)
Walter Eugene King (1980-1992)
|Alma mater||Antioch College
University of Chicago
Marguerite Ross Barnett (May 21, 1942 – February 26, 1992) was the eighth president of the University of Houston and a former chancellor of the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Barnett was the first black woman to lead a major American university.
Barnett was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. She grew up in Buffalo, New York, and graduated from Bennett High School in 1959. After graduating from Antioch College in 1964, she earned a master of science and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of Chicago. Barnett then taught at the University of Chicago Princeton University, Howard University and Columbia University.
- Depalma, Anthony (1992-02-27). "Marguerite Ross Barnett, 49, Dies; Was Head of Houston University". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbahv Retrieved 2009-08-03
Richard L. Van Horn
|President of the University of Houston
James H. Pickering
|Chancellor of the
University of Missouri–St. Louis