Bachelor of Science, University Arizona, 1943. Master of Arts, University Arizona, 1966. Educational Specialist, University Arizona, 1970.
Doctor of Education, University Arizona, 1980.
Elementary and junior high school teacher, Tucson Public Schools, 1943-1969;
elementary principal, Tucson Unified School District, 1969-1975;
coordinator reading programs k-12, Tucson Unified School District, 1975-1980;
assistant superintendent, Tucson Unified School District, 1980-1982;
president, owner, LNB Enterprises, Tucson, 1982-1994. Co-owner Jack's Original Barbecue, Tucson, 1950-1993. Agent Group Travel, Inc., Tucson, 1982-1985.
Public relations director Meri-Mac Corporation, Tucson, 1985-1987.
Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (golden heritage), City of Hope Commission, 1993, international advisory commission, college education University Arizona, 1993-1995, honorary member Young Women’s Christian Association Tucson, 1972-1994. Member Tucson Junior League (community advisory board 1990-1994), The Links, Inc. (parliamentarian and national secretary 1970-1976), Tucson Urban League (president 1979-1981), Resources for Women (board directors 1984-1994), Women At The Top (president 1985-1994), Soroptomist International (honorary), University Arizona Black Alumni (planned giving committee 1992-1994), Alpha Kappa Alpha (golden, past local president).
Married Jack Leonard Banks, June 6, 1950.