Bachelor summa cum laude, University Kentucky, 1961. Postgraduate, University Massachusetts, 1968. Postgraduate, Oxford University, England, 1968.
Science editor, researcher Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, 1976—1985. Special representative George S. May International Company, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1986—1987. President American Youth Exchange Foundation, since 1987.
Regional director Aspect International, San Francisco, since 1988. Director student affairs S.E.E. America.
Secretary Charity League Ashland, 1967. Executive secretary Nashville Arts and Education, 1971. Active Nashville Symphony Guild, 1972.
Volunteer counselor Educational Foundation Foreign Study, 1986. President American Youth Exchange Federation. Member of American Association of University Women, National Association Executive Females, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married John Joel Watson McConnell, October 5, 1968 (divorced 1970). Children: Kevin, Alissa, Michelle, Patrick. Married Kenton Rawls McConnell, April 23, 1970 (divorced 1977).
1 child Fiona Siobhan.