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Sandra Cavanaugh Holley

Sandra Cavanaugh Holley, American speech and language pathologist, educator. Named associate Danforth Foundation, 1974; recipient Excellence in Communications award Howard University, 1987, Distinguished Alumnus award George Washington University, 1988.


  • Holley, Sandra Cavanaugh was born on March 30, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Clyde Howard and Rebecca Naomi (Arthur) Cavanaugh.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, George Washington University, 1963. AB with special honors, George Washington University, 1965. AM, George Washington University, 1966.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Connecticut, 1979. D. Public Service (honorary), George Washington University, 1989.


    • Supervisor speech and hearing East Fairfield Rehabilitation Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1966-1969. Faculty teaching Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, since 1970.


    Christian men and women should pursue positions of public leadership and service within the government at the local, state, and federal levels.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    God alone is the Creator and is alone to be worshipped. The creation was made by God alone, and is to be respected and cared for but not worshipped.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Libelous language with regard to nationality, ethnic background, sexuality or gender does not assess the value of individual and contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ.


    Chairperson Human Commission City of New Haven, 1978-1987. Board directors New Haven Visiting Nurses Association, 1977-1979, American Red Cross, New Haven, 1979-1980, Connecticut Afro-American History Society, New Haven, 1982-1983. Member National Black Association Speech, Language, and Hearing, American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (minority concerns committee, vice president administration 1982-1985, president-elect 1987-1988, president, since 1988, fellow 1980, certified, honors 1983).



    Music, gardening.


    • 1 child, David Marshall.
    • father: Clyde Howard Cavanaugh
    • mother: Rebecca Naomi (Arthur) Cavanaugh
    • child: David Marshall Holley
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