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University chancellor , history-education educator

Blanche Marie Touhill, American academic administrator, historian, educator. Named Outstanding Educator St. Louis chapter Urban League, 1976; recipient Leadership award St. Louis Young Women’s Christian Association, 1986. Member National Association State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (executive committee since 1988), American Committee on Irish Studies (president since 1991), Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Sigma Lambda.

Background

Touhill, Blanche Marie was born on July 1, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Robert and Margaret (Walsh) Van Dillen.

Education

Bachelor in History, St. Saint Louis University, 1953; Master of Arts in Geography, St. Saint Louis University, 1954; Doctor of Philosophy in History, St. Saint Louis University, 1962.

Career

Professor of history and education, U. Missouri, St. Louis, 1965-1973; associate dean faculties, U. Missouri, St. Louis, 1974-1976; associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, U. Missouri, St. Louis, 1976-1987; vice chancellor, U. Missouri, St. Louis, 1987-1990; chancellor, U. Missouri, St. Louis, since 1991. Board directors Boatmen's National Bank of St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Christian Health Hospitals Conglomerate.

Membership

Board of directors Sister City International, American Council Foreign Rels., St. Louis Forum, Network Board, Missouri State History Society, since 1989, Missouri Botanical Garden, 1980, St. Louis Symphony Society, since 1993. Member National Association State Universities and Land Grant Colls. (Executive Committee since 1988), American Committee on Irish Studies (president since 1991), Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha SigmaLambda.

Connections

Married Joseph M. Touhill, August 29, 1959.

father:
Robert Dillen

mother:
Margaret (Walsh) Van Dillen

spouse:
Joseph M. Touhill