Student, Queens College, Charlotte, 1951—1953. Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1955. Master of Science in Personnel Administration, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1967.
Postgraduate, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1955—1956.
Personnel assistant R.H. Macy & Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1955. Junior executive placement director Scofield Placement Agency, San Francisco, 1956—1957. Freelance journalist London, Paris, and Frankfurt, Germany, 1957—1959.
Program director Girl Scouts United States of America, Hampton, Virginia, 1959—1961. Director tour Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, 1965—1966. Assistant director Sloan Executive Program Stanford (California) University, 1968—1978.
Assistant director Hoover Institution, 1979—1981. Assistant to president Palo Alto (California) Medical Foundation, 1981—2000. Assistant to chairman Novo Ventures, Menlo Park, since 2000.
Executive director Marconi Society, since 2006. Board director American Healthway Systems.
Fundraiser Cornell University, New York City, 1975—1981. Fundraising consultant Stanford University, Equestrian Cender, 1994—2004. Member council Trinity Episcopal Church, Menlo Park, California, 1975—1980.
Member leadership team Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Board directors Santa Clara County council Girl Scouts United States. Member executive council Stanford area council Boy Scouts American, 1980—1981.
Member San Mateo County Charter Review Committee. Member personnel board City of Menlo Park, since 1979. Member women's program board Coro Foundation.
Trustee Pacific Graduate School Psychology. Secretary-treasurer Chapman Research Fund. Member of Daughters of the American Revolution, American Association of University Women, Stayford University Single Club, Daughter American Revolution (president), Catalyst, Peninsula Professional Women's Network, American Management Association, Stanford University Singles Club, Overseas Press Club, Menlo Circus Club, Mayflower Society Club, Commonwealth Club, Kappa Delta.
Married James Quincy Collins, Junior, April 25, 1959 (divorced 1974). Children: James Quincy III, Charles Lowell, William Robey. Married Richard F. Chapman, May 29, 1982.