Student, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1956. Bachelor summa cum laude, St. Louis University, 1977. Master of Arts, Center Urban Programs, 1981.
Postgraduate in Public Policy Analysis & Administration, Center Urban Programs, since 1981.
Office manager Metro Housing Resources, St. Louis, 1973. Administrative assistant Community Behavioral Agencies, 1974. Supervisor County Older Resident Program, St. Louis County Department Human Resources, 1975—1978.
Manager field operations County Older Resident Programs, 1978—1987. Practicum instructor Washington University. Producer Accent on Age, Cable television.
Member steering committee Operation Weather Survival, Metro St. Louis.
Chairman University City House & Garden Tour, St. Louis, 1968—1970, Congressional Action Fund, St. Louis, 1972. Board directors New Democratic Coalition, 1972. Member executive committee Alliance Community Togetherness, 1973.
Presenter Mid-American Congress Aging, St. Louis, 1982. Member of Alumni Association St. Louis University, American Society Public Administration (program chair 1983-1984), American Planning Association.
Children: Cynthia Gay Changar, Michael David Changar, Daniel Ely Changar, Amy Beth Changar.