Bachelor, Siena Heights College, 1971. Master of Arts, Northern Illinois University, 1981. Master of Fine Arts, Northern Illinois University, 1986.
Production editor Hunter Public Company, Chicago, 1973-1976. Graduate assistant Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, 1976-1978, graduate staff assistant, 1984-1986. International program co-director Studio Angelico Siena Heights College, Adrian, Michigan, 1979, 87.
Assistant professor art Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, 1979-1983, associate professor art, 1987-1993, professor art, 1993—1998, chair department art, 1994—1998, director semester Sweden program, 1982. Freelance artist Farmington, Michigan, 1983-1984. Curator art collections Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois.
Director Grace Phillips Johnson Gallery, Enid, 1979-1983, 1987-1998. President faculty senate Phillips University, Enid, 1990-1991. Trustee Enid Arts & Humanities Council, Enid, 1992-1998, South San Juan Field Station, Enid, 1992-1993.
Participant Calligraphy Review Workshop, Quartz Mount, Oklahoma, 1993. Juror local and regional art shows, Northern Oklahoma.
Member College Art Association (institutional), Kappa Gamma Pi.
Married John Richard Sayre, August 2, 1991.