Bachelor magna cum laude, Marquette University, 1955. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1958. Doctor of Humane Letters, Seton Hall University, 1986.
Director public relations, National Council Catholic Women, Washington, 1956-1959; member of faculty, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, 1959-1976; deputy controller, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 1976-1979; director, Allegheny County Bureau Cultural Programs, Pittsburgh, 1979-1985; director, Allegheny County Department Parks, Recreation and Conservation, Pittsburgh, 1984-1985; president, chief Executive officer, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, since 1986. Lecturer, panelist U. Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon U., Station WQED-television, Station WQED-FM, Young Women’s Christian Association, Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Carlow College, Carnegie Mellon U. Gallery, Kaufmann's Triangle Corner.
Board trustees Carnegie Museum of Art, since 1988, Carnegie Mellon University, since 1989. Board directors Greater Pittsburgh Office of Promotion, since 1990. Member National Assembly State Arts Agencies (board directors since 1989), League American Theaters and Producers, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (chairman since 1989), Performing Arts Centers Association, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Performing Arts Panel (chairman regional arts agency since 1989), Allegheny County Midfield Terminal Arts Commission.
Married Clifford Eugene Brown, December 26, 1960. Children: Stephen, Matthew, Margaret, Elizabeth.